Tag Archives: Pulse Orlando

Pulse Memorial Mural at Orlando’s LGBT+ Center Defaced, Phone Lines Cut

Pulse Memorial Mural at Orlando’s LGBT+ Center Defaced, Phone Lines Cut

Originally published in the Orlando Weekly. Vandals have defaced a Pulse memorial mural on the walls of local LGBTQ+ aid organization The Center on Mills Avenue in Orlando, Florida, likely the work of white supremacists. A poster on Reddit’s r/Orlando forum noticed the sticker had been placed recently right in the center of the mural,

Dear Straight People: A Pride Manifesto

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. June 12, 2016. It’s Sunday and I’m driving around getting ready for the second Queers & Beers – a live music showcase I started a year prior featuring San Antonio musicians that identify with the LGBTQ community. All day I had been listening to news of the Pulse

2016 In Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

A select month-by-month recap of stories about our community reported here and elsewhere in 2016. JANUARY Rev. Mick Hinson to leave MCC SA Reverend Mick Hinson, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio announced he was resigning his position. Candidates line-up to speak at Stonewall Dems endorsement forum The Stonewall Democrats of San

Pride on the Strip Raises $22K for Orlando Victims

Proceeds from a block party held during this year’s Pride festivities, along with donations from local businesses and community members, raised over $22,000 for the Pulse Victim’s Fund for those who died in the Orlando shootings. The announcement of the funds raised by the July 2 party, dubbed Pride on the Strip, was made on

Mayor Jeered by Protesters at Vigil

San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor was jeered by about a dozen protestors while she gave the opening prayer at a June 16 vigil in Crockett Park for the victims of the Orlando shootings. The screams of “Shame on you Ivy” and “You’re part of the hurt Ivy” as well as other insults drowned out