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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Coming to San Antonio for ‘Stay Proud, Be Loud’ Event

Matthew Shepard’s Parents Coming to San Antonio for ‘Stay Proud, Be Loud’ Event

Judy and Dennis Shepard, of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will be in San Antonio on March 20 for an event dubbed “Stay Proud, Be Loud” which will emphasize the importance of reporting hate crimes. In 1998, the Shepard’s 21-year-old gay son, Matthew, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of

Intimacy in the Face of Fear

I had been planning a column on rebuilding relationships after a particularly heinous election year. “Elephants Need Love, Too” or something silly like that. But something happened that I didn’t really expect. Donald Trump won the election and the already-strained relationships surrounding his candidacy began to fracture and crumble. I was working out of town

San Antonians Report Post-Election Hate Speech

Originally published in the San Antonio Current By Alex Zielinski For Drew Galloway and his partner Martin, the hardest thing about finding a homophobic slur scrawled on the side of their car was explaining it to their sons. “My oldest, who is 12, already knew what the word ‘faggot’ meant, but my 10-year-old had never

Trial Opens for Accused Shooter of Texas Lesbian Couple

The trial has begun in San Patricio County, Texas for a man accused of raping and shooting a teenage lesbian couple in 2012 in a park near Corpus Christi. David Malcom Strickland of Helotes is accused of sexually assaulting Mollie Judith Olgin (who was 19 at the time) and Kristene Chapa (who was 18 at

Hate crimes against gays and lesbians top numbers in S.A.

FBI crime statistics released this week show that San Antonio comes in third in the state with the number of hate crimes committed in 2013. The majority of those crimes were perpetrated against gays and lesbians. The FBI numbers show that 11 hate crimes were recorded in San Antonio last year, seven (63 percent) of