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A Special Glitter Political with King and Queen Anchovy 2014

April 21, 2014
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A Special Glitter Political with King and Queen Anchovy 2014

As she sits across from me on a backless, metal stool at B & D Icehouse in Southtown, Jody Newman, 38, admits that the adventures of the past five years have taken her way out of her comfort zone. She’s switched careers, bore a second child, started five different businesses and earned a (figurative) Fiesta medal for political...
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State Senate Primary Candidates Campbell and Chan Vie for Most Homophobic During Meeting

January 28, 2014
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State Senate Primary Candidates Campbell and Chan Vie for Most Homophobic During Meeting

If you didn’t know it already, conservative Republicans, state Sen. Donna Campbell and former San Antonio council woman turned Senate hopeful Elisa Chan, aren’t big fans of the LGBT community. But if you needed a reminder before primary voting season, their latest comments— given during an editorial meeting with SA’s local daily— should do...
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Bonehead Quote(s) of the Week: The Elisa Chan Senate hopeful edition

September 27, 2013
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Bonehead Quote(s) of the Week: The Elisa Chan Senate hopeful edition

Elisa Chan wants to take her roadshow all the way up to the Texas Capitol. In a release today, Chan announced she’s officially vying to unseat state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), a Tea Party conservative that makes Chan’s bizarre anti-LGBT views look milquetoast. But Chan’s stepping up her game. In a campaign announcement released...
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LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Debate Sees Record Testifiers, Gets Rowdy

August 29, 2013
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Dressed in red, LGBT rights activists chanted outside city council chambers while a debate over the equality measure waged inside. Photo by Mary Tuma

In what sounded more like a sporting event than a city council meeting, last night’s B session and subsequent Citizens to be Heard once again revolved around debate over the city’s proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance– this time, with an even larger and rowdier audience. At around 1 p.m., the line for Citizens to be...
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Elisa Chan, “Star Trek’s” Sulu Thinks You’re Repugnant Trash

August 19, 2013
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Elisa Chan, “Star Trek’s” Sulu Thinks You’re Repugnant Trash

Unable to be reached by both media and activists after her homophobic views captured national attention late last week, District 9 council member Elisa Chan finally responded to the comments exposed by a secret recording. Despite the uproar her remarks ignited from LGBT supporters, Chan’s response fell short of an apology. It did, however,...
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After Homophobic Remarks, LGBT Community Calls For Chan’s Resignation

August 16, 2013
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After Homophobic Remarks, LGBT Community Calls For Chan’s Resignation

Following the discovery of a secretly recorded conversation exposing council member Elisa Chan’s intolerant views of the gay community, LGBT supporters are now calling for Chan’s resignation. In a press conference outside City Hall Friday afternoon, members of the Community Alliance for a United San Antonio (CAUSA) and other groups expressed sadness, anger and betrayal with...
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In Covert Recording, Council Member Elisa Chan’s ‘Disgust’ for LGBT Community Exposed

August 16, 2013
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In Covert Recording, Council Member Elisa Chan’s ‘Disgust’ for LGBT Community Exposed

Council member Elisa Chan’s disdain for the gay community isn’t a secret anymore. In a recorded conversation with staff this May, the District 9 council woman expresses her intolerance of homosexuality, saying gay people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt, that being gay is a lifestyle choice and “against nature,” reported the San Antonio Express-News,...
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‘Lightning’ targets Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz for supposed DWI

June 1, 2012
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‘Lightning’ targets Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz for supposed DWI

R.G. Griffing's a shit-slinger, and this week he found his newest fight. Scrawled across his flashy, seizure-inducing webpage reads the headline: “Sheriff Popped For 'DWI' Then Driven Home by Cop.”
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Down-zoning dustup

February 17, 2012
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Zoning's among those basics of local government that, while crucial, can be mind-numbing to follow. But add golf, wounded vets, and Walmart, and you've got yourself a show.
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