A look back: Best of South Texas Pride in 2021
In late 2021, KSAT revamped the South Texas Pride series to bring viewers more long-form content full-length Q&As. We highlighted some stories that made a difference to the local LGBTQ+ community, as well as state, national and even international communities.
Fiesta Youth to hold open house event Saturday to celebrate new expanded space
SAN ANTONIO – Fiesta Youth, San Antonio’s largest LGBTQ youth organization, will be hosting an open house event Saturday to celebrate the organization’s new, expanded space. The event will include a tour of the new facility, food, special speakers and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests will be able to visit with organizations and businesses such as the Thrive Youth Center, PFLAG, San Antonio Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Fiesta Youth, which was founded in 2013, said its mission is to “provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LGBTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy, and friendship.”The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Woodlawn Point: A Center of Community at 702 Donaldson Ave.Fiesta Youth activities will begin at the new location April 2.
South Texas PRIDE: Fiesta Youth expands support program for LGBTQIA youth
We wanted to make sure that we were reaching all parts of the city," said Darrell Garcia Parsons, Fiesta Youth board president. Every Tuesday, Fiesta Youth holds meetings for children ages 12 to 18 at 6:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church near Trinity University at 300 Bushnell. We let them hang out for about 15 minutes, get to catch up on their week," Garcia Parsons said. The one safe place they need besides this place, besides Fiesta Youth, is their own home." Alcocer said Fiesta Youth provides a safe space for those kids to speak up and express themselves -- free from judgment.
Fiesta Youth's Love, Not Labels event to celebrate art, diversity on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – Fiesta Youth will be hosting its annual Love, Not Labels event Saturday to celebrate Pride Month in the Alamo City and benefit local nonprofits. The goal of the event is to bring different groups of people in the Alamo City together and celebrate inclusion. The acts include spoken word, drag queen and drag king performances, dance troupes and live music. The proceeds for the event will benefit three nonprofit organizations. Love, Not Labels will take place from 2-10 p.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Pointe Auditorium.