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Former anti-LGBTQ City Councilwoman Elisa Chan shows interest in running for Texas House seat

Former anti-LGBTQ City Councilwoman Elisa Chan shows interest in running for Texas House seat

Columnist Gilbert Garcia of the San Antonio Express News reports that former City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who expressed anti-LGBTQ views while she was in office, says she wants to run for the Texas House District 122 seat currently held by Lyle Larson. “Chan, 55, says she’s definitely running if Larson steps aside,” Garcia writes in

Stonewall Democrats slam anti-LGBTQ District 9 City Council candidate Patrick Von Dohlen ahead of June 5 runoff election

In a May 18 press release, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio”strongly urged” voters not to cast ballots in the June 5 runoff election for District 9 candidate Patrick Von Dohlen citing his “extensive history of inciting anti-LGBTQIA hate.” In the District 9 runoff, Von Dohlen is facing off against incumbent John Courage who received 47

A Fight Over Paid Sick Leave is Turning Into a Fight Over LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinances

A now-erased provision in Senate Bill 15 explicitly said a potential new state law would not supersede local non-discrimination ordinances. Without that language, many LGBTQ advocates fear Texans could be exposed to some discriminatory employment practices. By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune What started as seemingly simple state legislation hailed as good for Texas businesses is

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

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