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Gubernatorial Candidate Lupe Valdez to Appear at Rally and Drag Show This Week in SA

Gubernatorial Candidate Lupe Valdez to Appear at Rally and Drag Show This Week in SA

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez will be in San Antonio on Thursday, August 16 at Luther’s Cafe for an event which will be a combination political rally and drag show. The evening is being organized by SATX for Beto. “We primarily work to help Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign,” Nicole Dahlquist, an organizer with the group

After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

Three LGBT Congressional candidates from Texas scored victories in the Democratic Party runoff on May 22 and will now advance to face Republican challengers in the November election. Lorie Burch from Plano, Gina Ortiz Jones from San Antonio and Eric Holguin from Corpus Christi easily won their races with large majorities. One candidate, Mary Street

Lupe Valdez Becomes First Openly Gay and First Latina Candidate to Win a Major Party Nomination for Texas Governor

By Patrick Svitek and Brandon Formby The Texas Tribune, May 22, 2018 After a tight race throughout much of the evening Tuesday, Lupe Valdez pulled ahead late to comfortably defeat Andrew White in the Democratic runoff for governor, according to unofficial returns. Valdez goes into the November general election as the first openly lesbian and

Abbott Campaign Ad Attacks Lupe Valdez as ‘Too Liberal for Texas’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released an ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez as being “wrong for Texas” and makes mention of her sexual orientation indirectly by displaying a quote by Valdez in which she mentions her partner. In the 30-second ad, Abbott slams Valdez saying she would overturn legislation banning sanctuary cities and the

Voters in Del Rio, Texas Elect Gay Mayor

The City of Del Rio, Texas, elected a gay man as mayor during its May 5 municipal election according to unofficial results published by the Del Rio News-Herald on May 6. The race was won by 35-year-old Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano, who captured 62 percent of the vote, giving him a victory over incumbent Robert Garza.