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LGBTQ Advisory Committee Challenges City’s Neutrality on Senate Bill 15

LGBTQ Advisory Committee Challenges City’s Neutrality on Senate Bill 15

The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee is challenging the City of San Antonio’s “neutral” stance on Senate Bill 15, a measure currently under consideration in the Texas Senate which would prohibit the local regulation of private employers. On its face, SB 15 would prohibit cities from requiring that private companies offer paid sick leave and other

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

SAY Sí Exhibit to Include Installation Focusing on Violence Against Trans Women

An art exhibit by students at SAY Sí titled, Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories, which opens on May 4, will include an installation inspired by recent cases of violence against transgender women of color. The installation, titled “The Final Transition,” is set in the bedroom of a fictional 17-year-old transgender woman named Marsha Skye Castillo.

A New Adobe Studio for MujerArtes

The women of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s MujerArtes clay cooperative have reason to celebrate with the opening of their new studio — a building made entirely compressed earth blocks, otherwise known as adobe. The new building, which opens on September 9, is located at 816 S. Colorado and will take it’s place alongside

Celebrating Pride All Year Long

When the Pride San Antonio Festival opens its gates on July 2, it will mark the 13th anniversary of the observance, which its organizers have dubbed, “Pride Bigger Than Texas.” “The idea was to celebrate Pride while raising money for local charities and nonprofits and working to build the confidence and potential of the LGBT community,”