- Published on Friday, 04 September 2015 20:17
The following will be honored at our Awards Presentation on September 26th:
Political Advocacy: Hon. Ron Rangel. Judge Rangel is a long time supporter of the LGBT community. He has been an active participant at Pride events. He has sought and won endorsement of SDSA in all his runs for office. This year he presided over same sex marriages at the Pride Festival, the only jurist to do so. He is a consistent advocate and friend of equality.
Community Leadership: Sandra Whitley, Executive Director of ThriveYouthCenter, has made an outstanding contribution to homeless LGBT youth who, before her involvement, were not served in any organized way and were targets for discrimination. In partnership with Haven for Hope, ThriveYouthCenter combats the epidemic of LGBTQ youth on the streets and provides a safe and inclusive environment where these individuals can freely and safely express themselves as they strive towards self-sufficiency.
Volunteer Appreciation: Kevin Voelker, Stonewall member and Board Treasurer, has served responsibly, consistently, without complaint, and with a steady hand as the manager of the finances of SDSA. He is always ready to staff a booth at any event to foster SDSA in the community and, of course, to collect the funds which make SDSA a viable political force to be reckoned with. Additionally, Kevin fills in wherever he sees the need without drama or fanfare. He is there. As he will leave the Board in January, this is the opportunity to acknowledge his contributions.
- Published on Friday, 04 September 2015 20:25
Judge Ron Rangel of the 379th Criminal District Court will receive the Political Advocacy Award from the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio on September 26. (Courtesy photo)
Judge Ron Rangel of the 379th Criminal District Court will be one of three award recipients at the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio’s Award Presentation and Comedy Show on September 26 at The Playhouse.
Stonewall will present two additional awards, one for community leadership and the other for volunteerism.
Sandra Whitley and Kevin Voelker
- Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:35
A few months ago, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. People in support of the act, which allows individuals and businesses to cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by private parties, argued that it would strengthen people’s ability to exercise their religious beliefs. However, it was clear to opponents of the legislation that passing the act would lead to discrimination against LGBT people.
- Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:03
This year’s Pride “Bigger Than Texas” Festival will certainly be very special in light of last week’s historic ruling for marriage equality. To celebrate, Everlasting Elopements and Texas Wedding Ministers will perform a free mass wedding ceremony at 2:30 on the stage at Crockett Park during Pride celebrations.