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LGBTQ Flash Mob Organizer Ramos Abuabara Will Run to Unseat U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

LGBTQ Flash Mob Organizer Ramos Abuabara Will Run to Unseat U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Rosalinda “Rosey” Ramos Abuabara, organizer of a 2017 LGBTQ pride flash mob across the street from the home of then-mayor Ivy Taylor, has filed to run for the congressional seat now held by Republican Will Hurd. Her bid to represent the 23rd District will pit her in a

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual

Gina Ortiz Jones Running Again to Unseat Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, launched her long-anticipated 2020

2018 In Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

A select month-by-month recap of stories about our community reported here and elsewhere in 2018. JANUARY MCC SA Pastor Resigns From Denomination’s Board After Firing of Black Female Elder Rev. William of H. Knight, pastor of MCC SA, resigned from the governing board of the Universal Federation of Metropolitan Community Churches after the firing of

In Texas, the “Rainbow Wave” Outpaces the Blue One

Fourteen of 35 LGBTQ candidates won their races Tuesday night, and activists say the 2018 election will carve a path for a future “rainbow wave” in Texas. by Hannah Wiley, The Texas Tribune Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night

Record Number of LGBTQ Texans on November 6 Ballot

No matter what the outcome, the November 6 election will be notable for the record number of LGBTQ Texans on the ballot this year. An estimated 33 Texas candidates are running for national, state and local seats. Depending on what part of town they live in, voters in San Antonio will see up to four

Your Ballot is Your Voice: Early Voting Begins on October 22

Early voting for the November General Election begins on Monday, October 22 and ends Friday, November 2. Voters can cast ballots at the Bexar County Elections Department and at numerous other locations around the city. This year’s election presents a challenge to Bexar County voters who must decide scores of races including governor, U.S. Senator,

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