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Pride Center of San Antonio wants your feedback

March 12, 2012
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Pride Center of San Antonio wants your feedback

A social statistics class at Trinity University is conducting a survey of the LGBTQ population in San Antonio. The group wants to know what the LGBTQ population looks like in the River City and what challenges people in this city have experienced because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. This survey is being completed for...
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Social media and the politics of Mexican-American voting behavior

February 7, 2012
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Social media and the politics of Mexican-American voting behavior

By Christine Garza We live in a technological age. Unless you’re one of those people who’s too cool for Facebook, you wake up to it, eat lunch with it, get bored of it, and then check it again ten minutes later. Politicians in particular use social media to gain widespread attention, further their agendas, and...
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Equality Walk Processional to Occur on Riverwalk Tonight

December 9, 2011
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Equality Walk Processional to Occur on Riverwalk Tonight

Friends, please take a moment to read this press release (as posted by Richard Noble on Facebook) and join Richard as he makes his way through San Antonio tonight. As we move into the weekend marking the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people...
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The 12 Days of Xicana-Friendly Reading

November 16, 2011
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The 12 Days of Xicana-Friendly Reading

Holiday music is playing on the radio, so it’s officially time to give you the Second Annual 12 Days of Xicana-Friendly Reading list. Last year, I recommended a few classics, with a splash of poetry and a couple of contemporary Xicana/o authors. All of the voices on 2010′s list continue to influence my work, life, and spirit...
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Alabama and the Latino exodus

October 26, 2011
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Alabama and the Latino exodus

When I think of Alabama, images of the KKK, overt racism, and segregation flood my mind. I wish it wasn’t the case, but it has been for as long as my memory serves. Still, I never thought I’d see the day when the state would reinvent itself as an epicenter of a new civil...
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Más Rudas on Xicana consciousness, art, and inspiration

October 17, 2011
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Más Rudas on Xicana consciousness, art, and inspiration

Más Rudas, a multimedia Xicana art collective based in San Antonio, aims to perpetuate the significance of Xicana consciousness or “chicanisma” in a contemporary context.
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Gemini Ink presents Community Talk

October 3, 2011
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Gemini Ink presents Community Talk

This Wednesday, October 5 at 12:30pm, Gemini Ink will be presenting “Community Talk” with Renata Serafin and Natalia Treviño. Along with other women from around the globe, they will share their stories about becoming naturalized United States citizens. Treviño’s story, and many others, are featured in Shifting Balance Sheets: Women’s Stories of Naturalized Citizenship and...
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Obama halts deportations of DREAM-eligible youth

August 19, 2011
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Obama halts deportations of DREAM-eligible youth

Yesterday, the Obama administration proved that it’s trying to do something - anything - to win back the votes of its Latino-based electorate. The Department of Homeland Security has issued new guidelines that would prevent the deportations of some 300,000 undocumented people throughout the country – that is, those with a low-risk profile who entered the United States as...
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Alameda to showcase bilingual play ‘Frida: Un Canto de Dolor’

August 4, 2011
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Alameda to showcase bilingual play ‘Frida: Un Canto de Dolor’

On July 7, we celebrated Frida Kahlo’s birthday, and this Saturday at The Alameda, the celebration will continue.  See below for more information, or call The Alameda to secure your tickets. Feel free to send your love letters and/or hate mail to me at cx@sacurrent.com, or follow @chrissygarza on Twitter.
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Gay Fish in a Big Pond: Thoughts on Christianity and Queer Identity

July 17, 2011
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Gay Fish in a Big Pond: Thoughts on Christianity and Queer Identity

The Bible says being gay is a sin, right? Wrong. The Bible says we're going straight to hell for being who we are, right? Wrong again.
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