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Julián Castro Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee, Sets Jan. 12 Announcement

Julián Castro Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee, Sets Jan. 12 Announcement

The former U.S. housing secretary and San Antonio mayor took another step toward a 2020 presidential run Wednesday. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune SAN ANTONIO – Julián Castro is taking another step toward a 2020 presidential campaign. The former housing secretary and San Antonio mayor announced Wednesday that he has formed an exploratory committee,

From the Archives: VICTORY! SA City Council Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Originally published in QSanAntonio, September 5, 2013 (Editor’s note: Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.) Despite loud and vocal opposition from Christian extremists, the San Antonio City Council on September 5 passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protections for LGBT citizens and veterans. The vote was eight in

Marriage Equality Pioneer Mark Phariss to Run for Texas Senate

Plano attorney Mark Phariss, who in 2013 was a plaintiff in the successful Texas marriage equality lawsuit, announced his candidacy for Texas Senate District 8, which covers portions of Collin and Dallas counties. The District 8 seat has been held by Republican Van Taylor who is vacating the office to run for Congress. Phariss will

Mayor Nirenberg Appoints Liaison to LGBT Community

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced on September 6 that he is appointing a liaison to the LGBT community. Juany Torres, who currently serves as senior policy advisor and director of community engagement in the Office of the Mayor, will serve as the point of contact between Nirenberg and the LGBT community. “Our entire city

Ron Nirenberg Wins Mayoral Runoff Election

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Councilman Ron Nirenberg unseated incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in a heated runoff election for San Antonio mayor Saturday night. “Tonight the voters got it right,” Nirenberg told the crowd gathered at his election headquarters Saturday night. “Tonight the voters rejected the politics of division and false choices. They

Castro Announces HUD and True Colors #40toNoneDay

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced on April 27 that HUD has partnered with the True Colors Fund to address the problems of homeless LGBT youth In his announcement, which was delivered via a video on Facebook, Castro says, “In January of 2015 more than 46,000 youth

2015 in Review: Honorable & Dishonorable Mentions

HONORABLE MENTIONS Julian Castro’s continuing support of LGBT equality When he was mayor, Julian Castro championed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include LGBT protections. Now that he’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Castro has continued to voice his support for LGBT issues. In October, Castro addressed the HRC Foundation board of directors

Sec. Castro supports HUD’s proposed Gender Identity Rule

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is taking to social media with a video in support of HUD’s Gender Identity Rule which was proposed on November 20, the Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the short video, Castro says, “Everyone deserves to live with dignity regardless of their gender

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