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Local Facility Blocks SA Trans Woman From Making Blood Plasma Donation

Local Facility Blocks SA Trans Woman From Making Blood Plasma Donation

A local blood plasma center has rejected a San Antonio woman from making a blood plasma donation based solely on the fact she is transgender. As a result, she has filed a nondiscrimination claim with the city’s Office of Equity. According to attorney Justin P. Nichols, on August 18, Nicole Throckmorton went to the Biotest

Dentists and Wives Living Their Best Lives

Once old age renders you ineligible for a sticker at the end of your visit to the dentist, there is little joy involved. That won’t stop the best of dentists from trying, however. For example, Dr. Natalee Treviño Cortez, 36, will go so far as to sing mariachi songs to patients as she works on

AARC to Award Student Fellowships at LGBT Clinic

The Alamo Area Resource Center has taken the occasion of World AIDS Day to announce plans to award three fellowships to students pursuing degrees in nursing, medicine and social work. The three fellowships will begin in 2017 and provide $5000 per semester to three university students who will work at AARC’s LGBT Health Equity Clinic.

AARC Opens LGBT Clinic

The Alamo Area Resource Center has opened the first non-profit clinic in South Texas to provide health services for the LGBT community. The new facility, called the Health Equity Clinic, began taking patients on July 12 and had its official grand opening on November 3. It is operating with a grant from the Elton John

Wesley Salazar Gets the Wheels Turning

The doors close, the lights go out, the music starts pumping and an assembled crowd start to move and sweat to the beat. No, it’s not Saturday night on the Main Strip. It’s just a typical indoor cycling class led by Wesley Salazar at JoyRide cycle studio. Thanks to his high-energy playlists and magnetic personality,

Pride Center urges community to participate in Generations study

Pride Center San Antonio is inviting the community to participate in the first long-term study to examine health and well-being of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. The five-year Generations study explores identity, stress, health outcomes, and health care and services utilization among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in “three generations of adults who came of

Mutable, Changeable

It is a choice to identify yourself by what you can do rather than by what you cannot do. There was absolutely nothing that could have prepared me for the act of giving birth to my daughter. Regardless of the time spent constantly reading information about pregnancy, continuing my exercise through dancing, attending baby showers,

Perfect pitch: Women’s rugby is reborn in SA

It’s the only sport with identical rules, an identical ball, and an identical playing field for men and women. Women’s rugby was absent from the San Antonio sporting scene for some time, but now it’s back with fresh faces and is stronger than ever. Sundays at 3 p.m., these ladies meet at Olmos Park to

Living practice, Practice living

” … practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” “Squeeze your legs together like Gertrude and Alice!” exclaimed dance Professor Montoya, with a glimmer in his eye, laughing at his own clever innuendo. We were all clueless freshmen at SMU in that Martha Graham dance class, glancing at each other in our peripheral