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A huge banner with the colors of the Pride ffag, being supported by marchers in a San Antonio parade

 

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 2 2017 - 6:04pm
San Antonio's Pride Bigger than Texas festival and parade began the morning of July 1, 2017 with a community "Chalk It Up" creation of a chalk rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Evergreen and Main. The crosswalks were augmented by a diagonal blue line in memory of San Antonio Police officer Miguel Moreno who was shot and killed near there a day earlier. Here is a Storify of the day, built with the Tweets, Instagrams and Facebook posts of 39 of your neighbors:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 7 2017 - 12:51am
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout due to breaking news.  State Rep. Diego Bernal has withdrawn from participating in a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the annual Austin festival that begins Friday.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 24 2017 - 10:40pm
  Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students — a move that will do little to deter conservative leaders in Texas from moving forward with the "bathroom bill" currently in the Legislature.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 26 2017 - 3:30pm
Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice is marking its 30th anniversary throughout 2017. But for individuals who have long been associated with the nonprofit, such as director Graciela Sanchez, Esperanza is not standing idly by, celebrating with a few special events. Sanchez. other staff members, volunteers and supporters of the Esperanza have plenty to do, addressing a variety of local and global issues, like they always have.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 21 2017 - 9:14pm
On Jan. 21, 2017, millions of people marched in 600 cities to protest Donald Trump, hatred and inequality and to promote hope and human rights. Using social media posts, this Storify tells the story of that day in your own words. It is San Antonio-centric, but includes posts from Paris, Antarctica and across the United States. The cover image is We are the Storm, by artist Janet Ghio. (You can purchase a poster here.)
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 13 2017 - 4:11pm
How do people in an evolving urban neighborhood such as Dignowity Park help homeless individuals and grapple with the root causes? That was the question posed to DreamWeek San Antonio panelists Jan. 11 at San Antonio Central Library. Participants said there are plenty of ways for a neighborhood to use its assets, collaborate and address homelessness.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 19 2016 - 2:31pm
It's a weekday afternoon before Christmas at On Main Off Main. Shop co-owners Bill Davis and Oscar Camacho wear festive green holiday sweaters as jazzy Christmas music plays in the background. A small group of college students giggle while browsing the shelves, which are filled with gag gifts and other novelties that have made On Main Off Main a popular enterprise in Monte Vista.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 7 2016 - 5:08pm
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Dec. 6, 2016 Editor's note: This story was updated with a comment from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office. With the legislative session just weeks ahead, the Texas business community is digging in its heels in opposition to Texas Republicans’ anti-LGBT proposals, warning they could have dire consequences on the state’s economy.
Written by B Kay Richter on Nov 1 2016 - 8:37pm
A Celebration of Life ceremony was held for transgender pioneer Linda Phillips on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Metropolitan Community Church, 611 East Myrtle. The video from the services can be viewed below:   This is her obituary, written by her wife, Cynthia and her family: J.E. Linda Phillips, born as Jim Phillips on Oct. 8, 1935 in Highland Park Illinois, transitioned from this life Sept. 19, 2016.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Aug 21 2016 - 10:00pm
The mood in the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center was celebratory and somber during a community meeting called to discuss transgender expression and the rights of transgender children in Texas public schools. (Scroll down to see photos from the event.)