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Sheryl Sculley Has Been a Steadfast LGBT Ally During Her Tenure as City Manager

Sheryl Sculley Has Been a Steadfast LGBT Ally During Her Tenure as City Manager

Sheryl Sculley’s November 29 announcement that she will retire after a 13-year tenure as San Antonio’s city manager is a bittersweet development for the LGBT community where she is seen as a steadfast ally. Sculley was the highest ranking city official to ever reach out to the LGBT community when in 2006 she addressed a

Pegasus Shooter Turns Himself In to SAPD

A 44-year-old man from El Paso, Texas turned himself into San Antonio police after he was identified as the shooter who fired his gun into a crowd outside Pegasus nightclub in the early morning hours of October 8, injuring three people. Jose Rincon Hernandez was arrested Tuesday afternoon. The San Antonio Express-News reports police recovered

Community Leaders React to Shootings at Pegasus Nightclub

Civic and community leaders are offering words of support and condolence to the city’s LGBT residents following the shootings at the Pegasus nightclub during the early morning hours of October 8. At a press conference on Monday, Police Chief William McManus said gunshots, which rang out about 1 a.m., were the caused by an angry

2017 in Review: A Year in the Life of LGBT SA

A select month-by-month recap of stories about our community reported here and elsewhere in 2017. JANUARY Jeffrey James is Fiesta Cornyation’s King Anchovy LII The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” announced in January that this year’s King Anchovy LII was Jeffrey James, the proprietor of James

Students and SA City Leaders Take Anti-Bullying Pledge

San Antonio City leaders, along with scores of local teens, stood on the steps of City Hall on August 16 and took a pledge against cyberbullying. Among those present at Wednesday’s press conference were San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, State Sen. José Menéndez, Police Chief William McManus, City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and City Councilman Clayton

Mayor Nirenberg Testifies Against Bathroom Bills

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg was among the hundreds of people who testified on Friday, July 21 before the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs, speaking out against two anti-trans bathroom bills introduced by state Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham). In his testimony Nirenberg said, “This legislation puts transgender people in the crosshairs of discrimination,

2016 In Review: Top Ten Local News Stories

1. The Killing of SAPD Officer Benjamin Marconi The death of Officer Benjamin Marconi, who was shot in his patrol car in broad daylight outside police headquarters on November 20, stunned the citizens of San Antonio and the nation. Officer Marconi had scores of close friends in the LGBT community and supported the cause of

Suspect Arrested in Ambush Killing of SAPD Detective

Originally published in the San Antonio Current San Antonio police have arrested a suspected cop killer less than 48 hours after a detective was gunned down in broad daylight outside the city’s police headquarters. In his second press briefing Monday, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the man suspected of ambushing and killing Detective

SAPD Appoints New LGBT Liaison

The San Antonio Police Department’s Public Information Office has confirmed that Assistant Chief James Flavin has been named as the department’s liaison to the LGBT community. Flavin replaces former Assistant Chief Jose Banales as LGBT liaison. Last April, Banales accepted the job of police chief for Texas State University in San Marcos. Flavin joined the

Dawn Lafreeda to Receive Equality Award from HRC

The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced it will present restaurateur Dawn Lafreeda with the Equality Award at their annual Gala and Silent Auction on November 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Equality Award is given annually to “an individual who works toward equality for all citizens of San Antonio.” Past

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