Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

100 gecs for your Grammy consideration

100 gecs for your Grammy consideration

Lesley Fuentes, Contributor November 6, 2023

On Oct. 4, eccentric duo 100 gecs announced their sophomore album “10,000 gecs” had been submitted for Grammy consideration under “Best Alternative Album” and their self-submission for “Best...

We say gay; we’re born this way

We say gay; we’re born this way

Editorial Board April 12, 2022

Earlier this month, the LGBTQ+ community took a hit as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1557: the Parental Rights Education bill, though critics are calling it the “Don’t Say Gay bill.” According...

Its Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and...

An open letter to Eighmy

An open letter to Eighmy

Mabel Diaz, Contributing Writer February 25, 2020

UTSA is severely lacking mental health resources for LGTBQ+ students. This dearth of adequate care juxtaposed with the increasingly severe symptoms of students seeking services is not conducive to the...

Conversion therapy: still legal, still evil

Conversion therapy: still legal, still evil

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

Throughout history, the legitimacy of conversion therapy — the injurious attempt to change an individual’s sexual orientation — has been thoroughly debated. Many believe conversion therapy to be...

Psychologist Adam Sauceda assists LGBTQ+ members immerse in so-ciety and helps cisgender individuals become allies.

Out, loud, and speaking out

Julia Maenius April 2, 2019

The UTSA organizations Active Minds, Spectrum and Psi Chi hosted a lecture with Adam Sauceda, a cisgender queer male psychologist who specializes in gender-affirmative care for all ages. On March 28, Sauceda...

Audrey Campbell, Pleasure Venom, commands attention.

Decolonizing Punk

Kimiya Factory April 2, 2019

On March 30, La Botanica hosted Afropunk in The Pit, presented by Xingonas in The Pit!; leaders of the San Antonio-based decolonial feminist punk collective. After Xingonas in The Pit! organized Texas’...

Beltran enjoys a moment on the other side of the lens.

Rising Artist of San Antonio: Dominique Beltran

Kimiya Factory February 13, 2019

Dominique Beltran, 23, is a native to Brownsville, Texas. After moving to San Antonio at the age of 10, the culture of the city inspired the work Beltran does by capturing everything from Latinx culture...

People hugging over a rainbow

The rainbow isn’t perfect

Alejandro Lopez September 19, 2018

How labels within the LGBTQ+ community can discriminate and create barriers. “No blacks, asians, fatties and fems,” “looking for ‘straight-acting,’ masculine men only–it’s just a preference.”...

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Profile: Meet Professor Sarah Montoya

Isaac Serna March 30, 2018

Practicality or design brought Professor Sarah Montoya back to UTSA, with one significant difference—she is behind the lectern. Her research ranges from feminism, cyber studies, and the LGBTQ community...

Mattis’ Hair Salon by Karen Garcia.

Satire: Hail to the chief

Cade Brashear September 13, 2017

Hail to the chief! Our great leader Donald has checked off one of the most important issues threatening our country today, the LGBT agenda trying to get their kind into our powerful military. On Aug....

Three of the group members participated in a Q&A after the documentary screening. Ethan Pham, The Paisano

San Antonio Four visit UTSA for Women’s History Month

Ethan Pham April 5, 2017

The San Antonio Four is a group of four Latina lesbians who were falsely accused of gang raping two young girls in the height of the satanic ritual panic in the early 90s. Anna Vasquez, Cassandra “Cassie”...

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