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Pride Center Cancels Events and Meetings in Wake of Coronavirus

The board of directors of Pride Center San Antonio issued a letter on March 13 advising the community that it is suspending several group meetings and special events in wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The letter was signed by Robert Salcido, Jr., the Center’s executive director. “Because of the current cluster of COVID-19 cases impacting

Over 100 Community Organizations Warn LGBTQ People More Suseptable to Cornavirus

More than 100 organizations around the country have signed an open letter warning that LGBTQ people are at an increased risk to the cornavirus. The letter was initiated by the National LGBT Cancer Network, GMLA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Whitman-Walker Health, SAGE, New York Transgender Advocacy Group, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Despite being taken up at a meeting Tuesday of the San Antonio Arts Commission, Xandra Ibarra’s controversial video artwork Spictacles: La Tortillera remains in limbo. Ibarra’s piece was removed in mid-February from the “XicanX: New Visions” exhibition after City Attorney Andy Segovia deemed it was “obscene content” and

Texas coronavirus cases lead to cancellation of Austin’s SXSW

The annual Austin festival founded in 1987 attracts more than 400,000 attendees from all over the world and generates hundreds of millions of dollars. By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared a local disaster on Thursday that effectively cancels this year’s South by Southwest festival. The 10-day event was scheduled to

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.” AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs. AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art

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