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Mujer Power: LGBT Powerhouse Cristina Martinez Leads by Example

Mujer Power: LGBT Powerhouse Cristina Martinez Leads by Example

One week before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Southeast Texas, my wife Corrissa and I visited Galveston to celebrate our wedding anniversary. While there, we caught up with Cristina E. Martinez, an LBGT rights activist, entrepreneur and insurance agent with more than three decades of community service under her belt. Initially, we’d scheduled an interview

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

On October 8, Dignity San Antonio will mark the 22nd annual Solidarity Sunday, the organization’s faith-based anti-violence initiative. Solidarity Sunday is observed annually across the country on the Sunday before National Coming Out Day which is on October 11. Dignity SA’s service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. DignityUSA started Solidarity Sunday in

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Esperanza Center to Host ‘Trans Kids Back-to-School’ Workshop

Back-to-school time can be daunting for any child. For transgender children and their parents, the beginning of a new school year holds challenges the rest of the population may not face. On September 30, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present its second annual ‘Son Tus Niños También – Trans Kids Back to School’ workshop

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, is

Passing: How Transitioning Changed the Way I’m Perceived

Passing: How Transitioning Changed the Way I’m Perceived

“Some say you must look the part in order to play the part, but as much as gender can be performative, ultimately, it is derived from the individual’s self-determined identity regardless of appearances.” Recently, I visited my local sexual health clinic for a routine STI screening, and despite having gone to the same clinic for

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