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State Rep. Celia Israel Submits Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

State Rep. Celia Israel Submits Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

State Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) of Texas House District 50 has filed a bill banning conversion therapy for consideration during the next session of the Texas Legislature which begins in January. Conversation therapy, also known as reparative therapy, is psychotherapy aimed at changing a person’s homosexuality, based on the view that homosexuality is a mental

LezRideSA Offering Grants to LGBT Youth Groups

LezRideSA announced this week that is accepting applications from local LGBT youth organizations for two $500 LezFund Grants it will award this summer. The grants would be used by the youth organizations to promote or sponsor healthy activities like dance, sports, hiking, cycling and team building events. Underwriting for the grants is being provided by

Students and SA City Leaders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

San Antonio City leaders, along with scores of local teens, stood on the steps of City Hall on August 16 and took a pledge against cyberbullying. Among those present at Wednesday’s press conference were San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, State Sen. José Menéndez, Police Chief William McManus, City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and City Councilman Clayton

When a Birthday Party is a Fundraiser

For the seventh year in a row, activist Ana Alicia Perez is telling her friends to ditch the birthday presents and instead make a donation to some of her favorite charities. Over the years, Perez has invited the community to a party where she’s accepted donations for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Hospital,

The Nine Most Anti-LGBT Colleges in Texas

Nine Texas colleges have the dubious honor of being on this year’s list of the Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth, which includes 102 schools that discriminate in “policies, programs and practices.” The compilation, dubbed The Shame List, is published by Campus Pride, “a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to

Reconnect with Nature in an Armadillo Teardrop

The weather outside is perfect, and Emily Pease is sitting in a fold-out chair in Guadalupe State Park with a water bottle in hand. Behind her is a brightly colored teardrop camper trailer she recently finished setting up. Emily is well aware of the benefits the great outdoors offers camping enthusiasts. For her, camping isn’t

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