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It’s 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...

Out, loud, and speaking out

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

Decolonizing Punk

Audrey Campbell, Pleasure Venom, commands attention.
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’...

Rising Artist of San Antonio: Dominique Beltran

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

The rainbow isn’t perfect

People hugging over a rainbow
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.”...

Profile: Meet Professor Sarah Montoya

Photo courtesy of Chase Otero/The Paisano
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...

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....

San Antonio Four visit UTSA for Women’s History Month

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

Bruising for Besos depicts spectrum of Xicana relationships

Art for the screening of the film. Graphic courtesy of Bruising for Besos Facebook page.
Raquel Zuniga March 8, 2017

On March 2, Adelina Anthony made an appearance at UTSA for a screening of her newest film “Bruising for Besos.” Anthony is the screenwriter, co-producer, director and one of the starring actors in...

Coming in & coming out: Chris Conde talks hip-hop, SA’s LGBTQ music scene & having a gay time

Photo Courtesy Julián P. Ledezma
Casey Luna December 17, 2016

Around ten years ago, our city’s music scene was widely considered lackluster in comparison to other thriving Texan musical hubs like Austin or Houston; but today, San Antonio is in the midst of its...

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