Tag Archives: Robert Salcido

Some Not Happy With Taylor’s Appearance at Orlando Vigil

Some Not Happy With Taylor’s Appearance at Orlando Vigil

News that Mayor Ivy R. Taylor will be speaking at a vigil for victims of the Orlando shootings has not been met with universal acceptance by the LGBT community. Some activists are speaking out, wondering why Taylor was invited to the vigil, saying they plan to turn their backs to her when she addresses the

LGBT Chamber of Commerce Honors Three

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce presented three people with awards during their annual State of the Chamber event on March 31. The gathering, held at the Frost Bank Plaza Club, celebrated the victories of the community for 2015. In his address, the chamber’s president, Luis Vasquez, offered his vision for the organization’s coming

Pride Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters seek youth mentors

Pride Center San Antonio and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas are seeking mentors for a new, site-based joint mentoring group for LGBT youth. The program is looking for individuals who “live successful ‘out’ and ‘proud’ LGBTQ lives.” In an announcement, Pride Center officials say the joint program with Big Brothers Big Sisters is

San Antonio scores 90 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index

The City of San Antonio increased it’s rank in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2015 Municipal Equality Index. Now in it’s fourth year, the MEI scores cities on their nondiscrimination laws, their recognition of LGBT relationships, their LGBT policies, the services they offer to LGBT citizens, the police department’s relationship with LGBTs and the “city leadership’s

LGBT Chamber, City of SA among diversity awardees

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce was the recipient of a  DiversityFirst award from the local chapter of the Texas Diversity Council at their awards luncheon on November 10 at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Sky Room. The Diversity Council’s award program “recognizes individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations and business establishments across

Most Influential 2015: Robert Salcido

On the afternoon of June 26, the day the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, Robert Salcido, Jr. was standing at the pulpit of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd speaking at what would be the first church wedding in San Antonio. He was there as a representative of Equality

City hires diversity and inclusion officer

The San Antonio Current is reporting the City of San Antonio has hired a diversity and inclusion officer who will administer and manage the activities of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Robert Salcido, a field organizer for Equality Texas, told the Current the city hired Kiran Bains for the position, adding that “he and

“First Person” Online Film Screening & Discussion

In celebration of Pride Month, KLRN and Pride Center San Antonio are participating in an online screening and discussion of PBS Digital Studios web series, First Person this Tuesday at 7 PM. The show, which releases new episodes every other Thursday, covers topics relating to gender identity, queer community, and sexuality. Kristin Russo, of Everyone Is Gay, hosts the

LGBT Safe Zone Training: Learn how to be an ally

Learn how to become an effective ally with Pride Center San Antonio Pride Center San Antonio, which has promoted the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex community in San Antonio since 2011, is holding an anti-bullying LGBTQQI allies Safe Zone training class this Saturday at the Westfall Branch Public Library. The training classes,