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Critics Say Trump’s Ban on Trans People in the Armed Forces Doesn’t Reflect Reality of Military Life

Critics Say Trump’s Ban on Trans People in the Armed Forces Doesn’t Reflect Reality of Military Life

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Until Donald Trump tweeted out his plans to ban transgender troops from entering the military, Tech Sgt. Jamie Hash never felt unwelcome during her eight years in the U.S. Air Force. Indeed, when she informed her supervisor in June 2016 of her pending transition, the response was supportive

Local Gender Affirmation Project Will Assist with Updating of ID’s

A partnership of three organizations will begin offering gender marker and name change clinics that will help gender nonconforming individuals update their government ID cards, driver’s licenses and other documents to align with how they identify. The program, dubbed the Gender Affirmation Project, is being organized by Pride Center San Antonio in conjunction with the

Pride Center Hires Community Empowerment Coordinator

Pride Center San Antonio has hired it’s first-ever employee, a community empowerment coordinator who will help organize programming, services and outreach to the city’s LGBTQ community. The Center’s new hire, Lex Loro, has over six years experience of supporting LGBTQ and disabled youth through sexual health education, social justice advocacy, and training assistance. As a

Transgender Awareness Forum Scheduled in Advance of Premier of Opera ‘As One’

Since its New York premiere in 2014, Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One has earned significant buzz while challenging the often-overstuffed confines of opera itself. Counted by Opera America as “the most produced new opera in North America” and dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the every(wo)man transgender opera,” it employs a minimalist cast

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

Watch: SA LGBTQ Resiliency Research Group Begins Interviews

The team involved in conducting a three-year research project on the resilience of LGBTQ people in San Antonio has begun interviewing members of the community. The three researchers, Robert Salcido, Jr., executive director of Pride Center San Antonio; Dr. Phillip Schnarrs, assistant professor of kinesiology, health, and nutrition at the University of Texas at San

Pride Center Finds Permanent Home Near Main Avenue Strip

District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño and the board of Pride Center San Antonio announced on New Year’s Eve that the organization had found a permanent home just one block from the Main Avenue Strip. The new Pride Center will be located in a professional office building owned by the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital on

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