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UT Student Loses ROTC Scholarship as a Result of Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban

UT Student Loses ROTC Scholarship as a Result of Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban

A trans student from San Antonio who attends the University of Texas at Austin has lost his three-year Army ROTC scholarship as a result of President Trump’s newly-instituted policy banning transgender people from serving in the military. UT freshman Map Pesqueira’s scholarship was voided by the Department of Defense on April 12, the day the

San Antonio Trans Woman Finds Success With Career in Real Estate

A San Antonio transgender woman has just become the founding president of the San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), making her the first trans person to be in a leadership position with the organization. For Jamie Zapata, helping establish NAGLREP’s local chapter is a career milestone.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Events Set for Nov. 20 in San Antonio

San Antonio’s LGBTQ community will observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 with a vigil in Travis Park and a service at Travis Park United Methodist Church. The San Antonio Gender Association annually hosts the observance in solidarity with Pride Center San Antonio and other local LGBTQ organizations, The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Houston Trans Woman is 28th Murdered in U.S. This Year

A transgender woman, who was gunned down at the corner of Brandon and Red Bud Streets in Houston’s Sunnyvale neighborhood on December 13, has become the 28th trans person murdered in the U.S. in 2017. Twenty-six-year-old Debarione “Brandi” Seals was in her car around 6 a.m. Neighbors told Fox 26 they heard a series of

Man Sentenced in Murder of Texas Trans Woman

A 30-year-old man from Childress, Texas has been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in jail for the 2016 murder of a 43-year-old Austin transgender woman. During the trial, which began in late October, JonCasey Rowell admitted to shooting Monica Loera at close range in what he said was an act of self-defense. Rowell

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be Observed in SA on Nov. 16

San Antonio’s LGBT community will come together to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 16 with events slated for downtown San Antonio. The evening begins at 6 p.m. when Pride Center San Antonio presents a Memorial Celebration of Lives Lost in Travis Park. At 7 p.m., the observance moves indoors for a service

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