2013 Awards Banquet

Information, news, and pictures about the 2013 Awards Banquet.

Thank You

Thank you to Stonewall Members and Guests of Equality that made our 2013 Annual Awards Banquet a success.


The Stonewall Board and Dinner Committee would like to express our thanks to:

Mitchell Katine for breaking down legal cases in lay terms

Hilton Palacio del Rio for being great hosts


All our Banquet sponsors:

Kevin Voelker

Peg MacPhail and Linda Allen

Cris Ramirez and Bonnie Dietering

Dr. Ted Switzer

Marty Whitehead and Pat McGuire

Bryan Gerard

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

St. Rep. Joe Farias

Dan Graney

Judge Phillip Kazen

Barnee Escott

Chief Justice Catherine Stone

Louis Escareno


Table Sponsors:

Peg MacPhail and Linda Allen

Dr. Ted Switzer

Hon. Elena Guajardo

Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Marty Whitehead and Pat Mcguire

Louis Escareno

Judge Ray Olivarri and Friends


Ticket Sponsors:

Randy Bear

Tom Duckworth

Eric Alva

Jan Brown

Pictures from the 2013 Awards Banquet

Find pictures of our Annual Awards Banquet HERE.  Many thanks to Sam Sanchez of QSanAntonio.com.

2013 SDSA Awards Banquet

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio


Mitchell Katine

 Mitchell Katine

Distinguished LGBT civil rights lawyer and local counsel for plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Lawrence v. Texas  (see bio)

Keynote Speaker at the

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio 2013 Awards Banquet

7:00-10:00PM, Saturday, September 21, 2013

at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, La Vista Ballroom

200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas.


Political Advocacy Award

Councilman Diego Bernal


Community Leadership Award

CAUSA (Community Alliance For A United San Antonio)


Volunteer Appreciation Award

Linda Allen

Tickets are $75 each. There is a maximum of 8 people per table. Groups with full tables ($600) can choose to have their table identified with a sign.

This is our major fund raiser for the year, so please consider becoming a sponsor. Sponsors' names will appear in the program.  NOTE: Sponsorships do not include tickets to the banquet.  Purchase banquet tickets separately.  Sponsor levels are:

  • Platinum - $1500
  • Gold - $1000
  • Silver - $500
  • Bronze - $250

You may register online with a credit card at https://secure.actblue.com/page/2013sdsabanquet, or complete and mail in this registration form. Send inquiries to Kevin Voelker, banquet committee chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or call Linda Allen at 210-637-7027.

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