Tag Archives: 2016 election

Preparing Our Community for the Trump Years

Preparing Our Community for the Trump Years

By Justin P. Nichols, Guest Contributor This election didn’t end the way many people wanted, and even more didn’t expect. I’m not one to scream “the sky is falling,” but for the LGBT community, particularly the trans community, I’m saddened to predict cloudy skies with a strong chance of thunderstorms come 2017. We don’t know

San Antonians Report Post-Election Hate Speech

Originally published in the San Antonio Current By Alex Zielinski For Drew Galloway and his partner Martin, the hardest thing about finding a homophobic slur scrawled on the side of their car was explaining it to their sons. “My oldest, who is 12, already knew what the word ‘faggot’ meant, but my 10-year-old had never

After the Vote: Looking for Silver Linings

By Daniel Williams, Guest Contributor Well, it looks like we have a President Trump, and a Republican House and Senate, and will soon have a Republican Supreme Court. Before you break out the hemlock or start booking your Canadian “vacation” here’s some rays of light, particularly as we head into Texas’ next legislative session: In

Early Voting Begins in Bexar County on October 24

Early voting for the November 8 election begins on October 24 in Bexar County and continues until November 4. The election includes ballots for president, Congressional races, state offices ( judges, representatives and senators) and county officials including sheriff. For a complete list of races and candidates, use this link to view a generic ballot

Sheriff Candidates to Speak at LGBT LULAC Meeting

The top two of candidates vying for the office of Bexar County Sheriff will be guest speakers at the September 15 membership meeting of San Antonio’s LGBT LULAC Council, Orgullo de San Antonio. The current sheriff, Republican Susan Pamerleau, and her Democratic opponent SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazar will address the LULAC meeting. “Orgullo de San

Young Texan Proud to be Gay and Republican

When the Republican National Convention convened in Cleveland last month, the Texas delegation included a 21-year-old delegate who says he came out two days after the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. When he got to the convention, Colton L. Buckley says he felt welcomed. “No longer was I the closeted elephant in the

Salazar Will Face Off Against Pamerleau in Sheriff’s Race

With his landslide win in the May 24 Democratic runoff, Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department will now face off against Republican incumbent Susan Pamerleau in the November election for Bexar County Sheriff. In a race that began in March with four candidates in the Democratic primary, Salazar racked up almost 75