Tag Archives: San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning to celebrate the the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 14 at Mission Marquee Plaza on the city’s Southeast Side. National Coming Out Day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of “coming out” — a process of disclosing one’s sexual

New Board and Logo Unveiled at LGBT Chamber Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce unveiled new branding and a newly-elected executive board at its annual awards luncheon on March 23 at the Plaza Club. The new board members are: David Solis, head of Security Operations for IBC Bank, who will serve as president; Renee Garvens, senior director of Community & Donor Relations

Local LGBT Activist Recognized by State Social Work Group

A San Antonio activist will be recognized for his work in the LGBT community by the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers during their annual state conference in Arlington, Texas on October 6. The NASW/Texas will honor Robert Salcido, Jr. with the 2016 Public Citizen of the Year Award, which is given

It’s LGBT Prom Season in SA

It’s spring and all around San Antonio high school juniors and seniors are preparing to attend their annual proms. However, for LGBT students, prom night can be filled with anxiety and dread over dress codes and rules forbidding same-sex dates. Last year, Samantha Arielle Lopez, an 18-year-old senior, was told by school officials that she

Ready for Fiesta? Events to Consider

Fiesta San Antonio is observing its 125th anniversary with ten days of parties and parades beginning on April 14. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of the premier festivals in the US.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber Certifies First SA Business

A gay-owned San Antonio business has become the first in the city to be certified by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBT Business Enterprise, giving it an opportunity to take advantage of contracting opportunities with other certified, equality-minded companies. With the certification, Forbrich & Associates, LLC of San Antonio is

LGBT Chamber and Small Business Administration form strategic alliance

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will provide access to the SBA’s services and programs to the chamber’s members. The partnership was formalized earlier this month when the two organizations signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum.

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