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SA Film Commission Grants Include Two to Directors With LGBT-Related Films

SA Film Commission Grants Include Two to Directors With LGBT-Related Films

Two of four grants bestowed on December 6 by the San Antonio Film Commission were made to local directors who have created films with LGBT-related content. Allison Herrera, Nathanial “Than” Niles, Justin A. Rodriguez, and Dave Sims all received $5000 Local Filmmaker Grants meant to assist them with production costs on their films. However, of

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

Sitting Down with Unerasable Graciela Sanchez

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. I’m sitting at Sweet Yams Café on the city’s East Side with Graciela Sanchez, director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. The sunlight cascades down the right side of her face through the adjacent window, giving her a resplendent glow. Sanchez, who has devoted her life to

Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee Set to Meet for First Time

Members of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-appointed LGBTQ Advisory Committee are set to have their first meeting on Thursday, May 31 at the Central Library Auditorium. The gathering marks the first time the mayor will have the opportunity to meet the 15 members of the committee face to face since they were chosen. Future

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