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Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

It’s time to shine up your dancing shoes and get out your best party dress in anticipation of Dignity San Antonio’s annual Fall Ball Dinner Dance slated for November 10 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Founded in 1976, Dignity San Antonio provides a safe space for local LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate

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

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

1. The Killing of SAPD Officer Benjamin Marconi The death of Officer Benjamin Marconi, who was shot in his patrol car in broad daylight outside police headquarters on November 20, stunned the citizens of San Antonio and the nation. Officer Marconi had scores of close friends in the LGBT community and supported the cause of

A Congregation in Exile: Dignity SA Marks 40th Anniversary

This month, Dignity San Antonio observes its 40th anniversary of providing a safe space for LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate their sexuality with their spirituality. Dignity’s story is one of a congregation in exile. In its four-decade history, the group has worshipped in several Catholic churches only to be asked later to leave

Father Eddie Was an Advocate for Equality

It was a sunny autumn afternoon in 2005 when about 30 members of the local clergy gathered on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse to express their opposition to Proposition 2, a provision which would amend the Texas constitution to define marriage as consisting “only of the union of one man and one woman.”

Mayor Jeered by Protesters at Vigil

San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor was jeered by about a dozen protestors while she gave the opening prayer at a June 16 vigil in Crockett Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings. The screams of “Shame on you Ivy” and “You’re part of the hurt Ivy” as well as other insults drowned out

SA Vigil and Rally Commemorate Tragedy in Orlando

Around 300 LGBT San Antonians and their allies came out to show their solidarity in the wake of the shootings at the Pulse dance club in Orlando, Florida. A vigil held in Crockett Park on Sunday evening featured short comments from a variety of local leaders including State Rep. Diego Bernal, State Rep. Ina Minjarez,

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