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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 Edmond Ortiz on Mar 17 2021 - 11:44pm
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many parts of civilization, U.S. educators, students and educational advocates have continued to battle for social equity in the classroom. Experts addressed these and other issues at South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU, the education-centric portion of the annual Austin-based SXSW festival. The pandemic’s emergence last spring caused the abrupt cancellation of all SXSW activities in 2020. This year, on March 9-11, SXSW EDU and main SXSW took place completely online.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15 2020 - 6:42pm
By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune June 15, 2020
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 20 2019 - 6:06pm
By Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune Nov. 19, 2019 Joe Straus, the Republican former speaker of the Texas House, called on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protect LGBTQ people against workplace discrimination.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 4 2018 - 6:13pm
With the theme of “Magical Universe,” San Japan's 11th annual Labor Day weekend celebration of anime and manga attracted 18,500 people, according to organizers. The 2018 convention filled the expansive Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt and Marriott Riverwalk hotels with mainly young fans, outfitted as their favorite characters.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Aug 27 2018 - 10:19pm
San Japan, the ever-popular San Antonio celebration of Japanese culture and anime, manga and gaming, is gearing for its 11th iteration over Labor Day weekend. With each passing year, San Japan is proving it’s more than a fun place where cosplayers, gamers and artists of all ages and backgrounds can demonstrate their skills and share their love of anime and manga.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 24 2018 - 4:45pm
by Rishika Dugyala, The Texas Tribune A self-described “gun-toting, truck-driving, true Republican,” Shannon McClendon avidly followed state politics and served as a five-time appointee for various boards under former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But until now, she never pushed herself to run for elected office.
Written by Michele Brown on Nov 2 2017 - 4:29pm
The statistics are staggering. According to a national study, between 6% and 35% of the young people in this country have experienced some form cyber bullying. It’s being recognized as a new form of violence, and it has potentially devastating consequences.
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.