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A County Clerk in Texas Who Still Won’t Sign Same Sex Marriage Licenses

A County Clerk in Texas Who Still Won’t Sign Same Sex Marriage Licenses

When the the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 26, 2015 that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples, there was push-back across the country from scores of local authorities who vowed not to issue marriage licenses to these couples. While most of that opposition has now been quelled,

Corpus Christi to Get LGBT Community Center

Corpus Christi soon will become the sixth city in Texas to have an LGBT community center. If all goes as planned, the new facility will open in March 2019. The new center will be part of the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, which was formerly the Coastal Bend AIDS Foundation. In 2012, the nonprofit changed its

Watch: SA LGBTQ Resiliency Research Group Begins Interviews

The team involved in conducting a three-year research project on the resilience of LGBTQ people in San Antonio has begun interviewing members of the community. The three researchers, Robert Salcido, Jr., executive director of Pride Center San Antonio; Dr. Phillip Schnarrs, assistant professor of kinesiology, health, and nutrition at the University of Texas at San

Sitting Down with Unerasable Graciela Sanchez

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. I’m sitting at Sweet Yams Café on the city’s East Side with Graciela Sanchez, director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. The sunlight cascades down the right side of her face through the adjacent window, giving her a resplendent glow. Sanchez, who has devoted her life to

Chef Chaz Morales Balances the Triad of Food, Family and Music

“We serve 10,000 to 11,000 people a day,” says Chaz Morales of her super-sized food service position at San Antonio’s largest insurance company. The corporate food world, it comes as no surprise, is jaw-droppingly different from your corner breakfast taco joint. And from your normal, fast-casual to fine dining establishment as well. “It’s like its

SAY Sí Students Put an Inclusive Spin on Gaming

You probably already know SAY Sí. The creative youth development organization, which offers tuition-free programs in various artistic disciplines, has been around since 1994 and inhabits a sweet piece of real estate at South Alamo and Probandt, right by Blue Star. You might have even caught a student production or group exhibit there on a

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