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OutInSA: SA Activists Set to Protest Reversal of Protections for Trans Students

A decision by the Trump administration to rescind protections for transgender students has hit home with San Antonio LGBT activists who are ready to take to the streets to protest the decision.

Read article at http://outinsa.com/sa-activists-set-protest-reversal-protections-trans-students/

June 2016 Membership Meeting

Mon. June 20, 2016  |  Luby's 911 N. Main  |  6:30 - 7:30 pm

Panel: Police Chief William McManus, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, and Mark Forsythe, former Naval Special Operations in Counter-terrorism

Topic:

In light of the events at Pulse in Orlando, the panel has agreed to discuss safety issues related to the LGBTQ community from their perspectives and to respond to questions / concerns

Agenda:

6:30  Call to order and short business meeting

6:45   Panel with Chief McManus, Sheriff Pamerleau, Mark Forsythe

7:15   Q & A discussion

7:30    Adjourn

REMINDER: SDSA Members Meeting is Monday, July 20th...

...at 6:30 pm in Luby's Fiesta Room, 911 N. Main Ave. Guests welcome!

We are honored to have Senator Jose Menendez as our guest speaker. His topic will be the Texas Legislative Session and its impact on the LGBTQ community.
 

Agenda also will include discussion and planning for Annual Awards and Comedy Show Sept. 26. We look forward to seeing you at Luby's! 
 
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Pride "Bigger Than" Texas, 4 July 2015

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KSAT.com: Van de Putte, Taylor head to runoff in race for SA mayor

The May 9 election ended in a runoff between Leticia Van de Putte and Mayor Ivy Taylor, with Van de Putte receiving 25,982 votes, or 30 percent of the vote, and Taylor receiving 24,245 votes, or 28 percent.

Read article at http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2015/05/09/van-de-putte--taylor-head-to-runoff-in-race-for-sa-mayor.html

OutInSA.com: Equality Texas issues call to action on mayor’s NDO proposal

A call to action has gone out from Equality Texas to San Antonio’s LGBT community asking for support of Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s proposal to establish an Office of Diversity and Inclusion and to hire a human relations liaison to run the new department....The mayor's proposal will be presented to at the City Council’s B Session on May 13 during the discussion of mid-year budget adjustments and will be voted on as part of the budget during the council’s May 14 meeting.

 

Equality Texas is asking LGBT citizens and allies to voice their support for the measure on May 13 at 6 p.m. during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the City Council’s B Session....

 

Read the rest of the article at http://outinsa.com/equality-texas-issues-call-to-action-on-mayors-ndo-proposal/

TRAVIS PETERSON REMEMBRANCE

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio members were saddened to learn that our friend, longtime Stonewall member and fellow activist, Travis Peterson, died Wednesday morning, March 4, at his home. His life partner, Charles Cuneo, was at his side. As you probably know, Travis was in declining health and was in home hospice care at the time of his death.  You will recall that Travis was a respected social worker, LGBT and political activist both in Houston and in San Antonio. Travis was the one who initiated the LGBT sensitivity training with the SA Police Department cadets back in 2006. He was a gentle giant of a man who had a heart of love and kindness.

 

Funeral Services for Travis are scheduled for Saturday, March 14  at 9:00 am at Mission Park North Funeral Home 3401 Cherry Ridge, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

Carolee Moore, Co-chair, SDSA
Vincent Enriquez, Co-chair, SDSA  

outinsa.com: Local activist reminds Express-News that Chief McManus was an ally

On December 27, 2014, the San Antonio Express-News ran an in-depth article by Michelle Casady chronicling the tenure of former Police Chief William McManus, who retired at the end of the year to take a job with CPS Energy.

Read rest of article at http://outinsa.com/local-activist-reminds-express-news-chief-mcmanus-ally/

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