by Mary Tuma
Every third Sunday of the month (starting Feb. 16), the center invites LGBT residents and their parents to 'Pride Families' a new social and support group. On March 7, the organization plans to start “Come OUT SA” a monthly event, held on the first Friday of each month, welcoming the LGBT community to "socialize, exchange ideas, share stories, and build connections." It also has a LGBT culture training session in the works and a St. Patrick's Day-themed fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Pride Center. (More info below.)
The non-profit leased a space in 2013 but it wasn't equipped for programming and events, according to the grassroots LGBT community group, so they remain on the hunt for a brick and mortar building headquarters and resource center.
Pride Center Events
Pride Families: 5 p.m., Starts Feb. 16, continues every third Sunday of the month, Fuddruckers at 9845 IH-10 West (at Wurzbach Road)
ComeOutSA: 6 p.m ., March 7, continues every first Friday of the month, The Uptown Studio at 700 Fredericksburg Road. Light refreshments will be served.
SafeZone Training: March 27, 1 – 5 p.m, San Antonio College in the Loftin Student Center
GLITZ and GLAM Burlesque: March 16 from 6-9 p.m, Heat Nightclub, $10 admission