Tag Archives: Sandra Whitley

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

New York-based drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” is coming back to San Antonio to headline her second benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 27 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The

Most Influential 2015: Sandra Whitley

Thanks to the efforts of Whitley—a self-described survivor of a tough West Texas childhood—and her small but dedicated team, San Antonio is one of the few cities in the U.S. to offer shelter and support to homeless LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless precisely because they have been rejected or persecuted by family and peers.

Thrive Youth Center opens at Haven for Hope

Thrive Youth Center and Haven for Hope initiated a partnership this week to serve homeless LGBT youth ages 18 to 25. On Wednesday, Thrive staff and clients moved into their office and dorm areas at Haven for Hope. A press conference was held on February 28 to mark the official opening of the new facility.

Zoning Commission approves homeless LGBT youth shelter at church

The City of San Antonio’s Zoning Commission approved the zoning change request of a downtown church that plans to host a homeless shelter for LGBT youth. The decision was announced at the commission’s meeting on December 16. The Travis Park United Methodist Church filed for the zoning change to reclassify it’s building at 230 E.