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Council Candidate Norberto ‘Geremy’ Landin sees District 5’s hope and resiliency

Council Candidate Norberto ‘Geremy’ Landin sees District 5’s hope and resiliency

When Norberto “Geremy” Landin appears on my computer screen, I compliment his guayabera with its two vertical rows of sewn pleats running along the front. “Oh, thank you,” he replies from his West Side home. “I’m infamous for wearing a ton of guayaberas.” Landin, who turned 25 on New Year’s Eve, is running for the

SD 19 Candidate Freddy Ramirez Leaves the Big Words at Home

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Bexar County Prosecutor Freddy Ramirez faces formidable primary opponents as he vies for a chance to unseat Republican State Sen. Pete Flores. State Rep. Roland Gutierrez has served five terms in his current seat, and Xochil Peña Rodriguez is the daughter of former U.S. Rep. Ciro Davis Rodriguez.

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With clear eyes and an effortless smile, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is looking back on his eight-year tenure without a single regret. As he approaches his final days in office, his administrative workspace is filled with memories and milestones commemorating his role as the neighborhood-hero-makes-good representative

2018 In Review: Top 10 Local LGBT News Stories

1) Judge Rules Man Indicted in Death of Trans Woman Can Go Free Mark Daniel Lewis was indicted for manslaughter last year by a Bexar County grand jury for the death of Kenne McFadden, a local transgender woman, after he admitted to pushing her into the San Antonio River and failing to help her, thus

It’s a Matter of Pride for the Guardians of the Crosswalk

It’s 3 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26. While most of the community is fast asleep, a group of volunteers is busy power washing the rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of North Main and Evergreen in the heart of San Antonio’s gayborhood. At around 5 a.m., the bleary-eyed crew is nearly finished the job, knowing they’ll

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

LGBT Community Fails to Raise Funds for Rainbow Crosswalks

Updated: Dec. 21, 2016, 9:00 p.m. San Antonio’s LGBT community has failed to meet the goal of raising $30,000 by the end of the year to help pay for rainbow crosswalks on the Main Avenue Strip. Only $2,700 of the goal was reached via a Kickstarter campaign which was initiated in late October. Organizers say