As part of the San Antonio Public Library’s celebration of Pride Month, the Central Library is hosting the Come OUT discussion panel Tuesday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m. The discussion panel, which will kick off SAPL’s Pride Month events, is made up of LGBTI artists selected for their contributions to San Antonio culture and society.
Panelists are excited to discuss their experiences and LGBTI issues. They include multimedia artist Jade Esteban Estrada; bassist Jenn Alva of Girl In A Coma; Dino Foxx, co-producer of the San Antonio Burlesque Festival; performer Saakred; and local drag legend Tencha La Jefa. “Looking forward to the discussion from my fellow panelists and any questions someone should have for me. It’s a topic I live and breathe everyday and I would love to discuss it!” said Jenn Alva via email.
SAPL prides itself on valuing the perspectives of all citizens. The library website’s Pride Month page includes the statement that, “the diversity of San Antonio goes beyond ethnic and racial lines.” SAPL places emphasis on this fact during Pride Month in efforts to stay relevant to and reflect the lives of LGBTI community members.
The Come OUT event’s dialogue serves to highlight both the diversity of the local community and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in San Antonio. The panel discussion will be conducted in a relaxed and informal setting in which the artists will share their coming-out stories with audience members.
The free event is co-sponsored by Out In SA, PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays), and SAPL.