Pride of San Marcos Lodge No. 494 donates to Hays County Food Bank
On Dec. 10, Pride of San Marcos Lodge No. 494 PHA donated $500 to the Hays County Food Bank. Right, pictured from left to right, Elvin Holt, lodge secretary, Iris Tate, Community Relations Coordinator, and Van Johnson, lodge treasurer. Photo submitted by San Marcos Lodge No. 494 PHA[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Alex Morgan heads home to California with NWSL's Wave
After nearly a decade of crisscrossing the country and the globe for her professional career, Alex Morgan is headed home to Southern California. Morgan is joining the San Diego Wave, which will begin play in the National Women's Soccer League next season. Former Manchester United coach Casey Stoney will lead San Diego in its inaugural year.news.yahoo.com
South Texas Pride Q&A: Pride Center San Antonio offers mental health services, resources to LGBTQ+ community members, families
Pride Center San Antonio is offering mental health services and other resources to LGBTQ+ community members seeking help. Watch this week's South Texas Pride Q&A to learn more.
KSAT 12 only Texas TV station to receive ‘excellent’ rating in GLAAD’s Local Media Accountability Index for 2021
KSAT 12 is one of three Texas media outlets and the only TV station to receive an “excellent” rating in the latest report from GLAAD, a national media monitoring organization that works against discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community.
Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album
San Antonio queer rapper Chris Conde (them, they) has released a new video from their latest album, Engulfed In The Marvellous Decay. Conde, who now lives in Austin, was previously the music editor for the San Antonio Current and a regular performer at local clubs. Throughout his career, Conde’s music has reflected a proud and passionate attitude toward being queer. “This album deals with so much about what we’re all still going through in this pandemic. It’s been a crazy year and a half and we need art, music and performances now more than ever.”outinsa.com
After a year’s hiatus, Family Pride Night returns to downtown San Antonio
Centro San Antonio and SA Lovelist are hosting the second annual Family Pride Night at Madison Square Park next Tuesday. The event will also feature several local LGBTQ craft and culinary vendors. Two district councilmen, Mario Bravo (District 1) and Jaylen McKee-Rodriguez (District 2), will offer opening remarks for the event. Event organizers at Centro SA and SA Lovelist are enthusiastic about the return of this event and the ability to create a safe space for LGBTQ San Antonians downtown. “We envision a more welcoming, beautiful, playful, and prosperous downtown and Pride Month offers us an opportunity to join with hyperlocals to achieve just that.”Tuesday, June 29, Madison Square Park, 400 Lexington Ave. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free.outinsa.com
Stocks close lower after hitting record highs, Dow and S&P 500 snap 3-day winning streak
Stocks slipped on Tuesday after reaching fresh all-time highs as traders weighed the possibility of even more fiscal stimulus being approved by Congress. Tuesday's decline snapped a three-day winning streak for both the Dow and S&P 500. President Donald Trump had previously called for a $2,000 direct payment to Americans. Senate Republicans have opposed larger direct payments despite Trump's demands. "The agreement on a fresh U.S. fiscal stimulus package removes a recent hurdle, and global central banks continue to support the recovery by maintaining (and extending) monetary accommodation."cnbc.com
Celebrities send love to ‘Juno’ star Elliot Page after coming out as transgender
Elliot Page, the star of the hit indie film “Juno” and the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy,” came out as transgender Tuesday afternoon in a social media post, and celebrities are showing their love and support. Page wrote on Instagram, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. https://t.co/sZF9ROPRFh — Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 1, 2020 Thanks Elliot for sharing your journey with the world. ❤️ https://t.co/6ndSWSorSH — Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) December 1, 2020I’ve never met Elliot Page, tho I’ve been at events & shyly waved. — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 1, 2020❤️❤️❤️ — dan levy (@danjlevy) December 1, 2020❤️ We love you, Elliot 🙆🏼♂️ — Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) December 1, 2020“To finally love who I am.” What a sentiment.
Show us your Pride to celebrate National Coming Out Day
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and for many LGBTQ+ Americans, there are many reasons to celebrate their Pride. National Coming Out Day has been celebrated for 32 years now, and it’s an important reminder on just how far the queer community has come since earlier times. There was an entire generation of LGBTQ Americans who had live inside the closet because of laws and discrimination. So if you’re proud to be out and want it to shout it from the rooftops, tell us about it below! If you have advice for people still in the closet struggling with their identity, maybe offer some advice, and tell us how your life has improved since coming out.
LGBTQ-owned bakery delivering sweetness to customers during times of hardship in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: This story is part of KSAT’s South Texas Pride series, which focuses on LGBTQ+ stories. The help for the community hasn’t stopped from Cereal Killer Sweets' end. Cereal Killer Sweets has also helped LGBTQ+ organizations that support local youth. (COURTESY: Cereal Killer Sweets)As for the future, Morales says it’s all about creating a safe space for the community and serving others. “Of course, we’re going to continue to push nationwide, all of those shipments and sales as well, but just sticking with our San Antonio community.”Morales also reflected on her year running Cereal Killer Sweets.
Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration
Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead. A statement sent to Out In SA from James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, The Board of Directors of Pride San Antonio Inc. has come to an important decision regarding Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020. In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue to control the spread of COVID-19 we have opted to move Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020 to a virtual platform.The virtual celebration, dubbed Celebrate PRIDE365, will take place on June 27 as part of the streaming of Global Pride, a 24-hour digital, worldwide Pride celebration organized by InterPride, a global federation of Pride organizations, and the European Pride Organizers Association. Besides San Antonio, the only other large city in Texas that has cancelled Pride events is El Paso. Our most important concern and priority is the safety, security, health, and overall well-being of our community and nation, the Pride S.A statement said.outinsa.com
Organizers Replace San Antonio's Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Event
Julian P. LedezmaMarchers in the 2018 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade. Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead.A statement sent tofrom James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, The Board of Directors of Pride San Antonio Inc. has come to an important decision regarding Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020. In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue to control the spread of COVID-19 we have opted to move Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020 to a virtual platform.The virtual celebration, dubbed Celebrate PRIDE365, will take place on June 27 as part of the streaming of Global Pride, a 24-hour digital, worldwide Pride celebration organized by InterPride, a global federation of Pride organizations, and the European Pride Organizers Association. Dallas has slated July 25 and 26 for their events, Houstons are targeted for Fall 2020, and Austins are scheduled for August 15.Our most important concern and priority is the safety, security, health, and overall well-being of our community and nation, the Pride S.A statement said. Our board of directors feel that this decision is in the best interest of our community and this will allow us all to move through these trying times and look with great PRIDE and Positivity to 2021.sacurrent.com
New York City extends cancellation of summer festivals, concerts and parades through June
On Friday, De Blasio canceled nonessential events through May and a city-sponsored concert series that was scheduled start June 22. In extending the cancellations through June, de Blasio said it was a decision "we have to make." New York City is canceling concerts, festivals and parades, including the 2020 Pride march, through June as the city seeks to drive down its coronavirus infection rate, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. He said 853 people were in intensive care for Covid-19 on Saturday, up slightly from 849 the previous day. I know it's going to be a long road."cnbc.com
Lil Nas X makes people think he came out
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X closed out Pride month with some tweets that have people thinking he's made a declaration about his sexuality. His tweets were met with some support, including fellow rapper JackBoy who said he "respects" Lil Nas X for coming out. "Kudos to Lil Nas X for sharing his truth," Murray tweeted. CNN has reached out to Lil Nas X for comment.
Try Your Hand at Drag While Giving Back to Charity at Annual Tuff Drag Diva, Divo Competition
click to enlarge Julian LedezmaEvent Details San Antonio's Tuff Drag Diva Divo @ SA Country Saloon 10127 Coachlight San Antonio, TX When: Sat., July 6, 6-10 p.m. Price: Free LGBT MapWell, it's official as of Monday, the sparkling celebrations and Lisa Frank rainbow realness of Pride are over until 2020.Feel free to drown your sorrows in some Big Freedia Ben & Jerry's, but all is not lost: on Saturday, the Community Christmas Party and Show (CCP&S) is hosting its annual Tuff Drag Diva / Divo competition at the SA Country Saloon.If you've always wanted to try out drag but were never brave enough to give it a shot, this is a great chance to let our your inner queen (or king!) for a good cause. Of the $500 funding goal, $200 will go to two charities of the winning diva and divo's choice, with the remainder of funds to be used as seed money for the next CCP&S event. Plus, any money raised in excess of $500 will be split between the two winners' charity donations!Admission is free, but come prepared to vote with your cash as the divas and divos flounce across the stage. Contestants are scored by the judges in a Presentation and an Entertainment round, with any tips they earn from their performances directly translated into higher scores.sacurrent.com
Thousands expected to take to NYC streets for WorldPride
(CNN) - New York has always been a major Pride destination, but this year's celebration is expected to draw record crowds. "The LGBTQ community is an essential part of NYC," New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill said at a news conference on Tuesday. Sunday's march caps off a month of events that included a rally commemorating Stonewall 50, Youth Pride and Pride Island, a three-day outdoor music festival. "New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted last week. Last year's march in New York City featured more than 550 groups and more than 100 floats.
Crews installing rainbow crosswalks in downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The rainbow crosswalk is officially being painted at Main Avenue and Evergreen Street in the heart of San Antonio’s gay business district. The crosswalk will be finished just in time for the city’s Pride parade on Saturday. Pride San Antonio raised nearly $20,000 for the crosswalk, while the city paid $12,668 toward the $32,000 project. The route for the Pride parade Saturday will take marchers through the intersection and over the rainbow crosswalk. Watch the video for more information.