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LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

Now in its 128th year, Fiesta San Antonio is an annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year began on April 18. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade honoring the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of

With Infection Rates on the Rise, Metro Health Promotes Testing During STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is using the occasion to initiate its new mobile testing van along with a campaign to test at least 4,000 Bexar County residents for sexually transmitted diseases. The campaign, tagged #IKnowMyStatusSA, kicked off last week with the testing van traveling the city manned

27th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS Steps Off on Saturday

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s 27th annual Run and Walk for AIDS will step off on Saturday, October 6 at at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex where hundreds of walkers and runners are expected to participate. The event is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for SAAF. In 2016, organizers reportedly raised nearly

Celebrating Fiesta At LGBT Events

Now in its 127th year, Fiesta San Antonio is an annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year begin on April 19. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade honoring the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of

LGBT Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Eight organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBT community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

San Antonio Vows to End AIDS by 2030

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. San Antonio has become the first city in Texas to sign onto an international initiative to eradicate AIDS by 2030. The initiative, known as Fast Track Cities, has three goals in mind for San Antonio residents: that 90 percent of people with HIV are diagnosed (currently 86 percent),

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