Vote on Bylaws changes at October meeting

UPDATE:  The Bylaws were approved at the 16 October 2011 meeting and have been posted.

The SDSA membership will vote on Bylaws changes at our 17 October 2011 meeting.  These changes involve a reorganization of the duties and responsibilities of the SDSA Board of Directors.  The current Bylaws can be found HERE, and the proposed amendments follow:

Read more: Vote on Bylaws changes at October meeting Ex-Party boss still bucking ouster

by Scott Stroud

[NOTE:  Bexar County Democratic Party Chair Choco Meza is the guest speaker at the 18 July general membership meeting.]

Like a zombie from a horror movie, Dan Ramos won't go away.

Ramos, apparently ousted as chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party in May after he capped off a soufflé of general craziness with a topping of homophobia, continues to insist that he's the head of the local party — and the Secretary of State's office hasn't done much to disabuse him of that notion.

So Ramos, who compared homosexuals to insects in his most notorious utterance, has been proceeding with plans to run the party's primary next March. In a letter two weeks ago to Bexar County Election Administrator Jacque Callanen, he tried to designate someone to run the election.

DallasVoice: DOJ explains why it believes DOMA is unconstitutional

The U.S. Department Justice has filed an unprecedented court brief explaining why the Obama administration believes the Defense of Marriage Act — which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages — is unconstitutional.  [Read more at]

QSanAntonio: At town hall, Berry details federal employment gains for GLBTs

John Berry, the Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was in San Antonio on June 21 on federal business and made time in his schedule for a town hall appearance sponsored by the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio.  [Read more at]

QSanAntonio: Entire neighborhood electrified by Pride San Antonio

Even though there was a fence around the Pride San Antonio Block Party in Crockett Park it could not contain the sheer size of the celebration. The entire Main Avenue strip, from the Essence Bar on the south to the Silver Dollar Saloon at the northern end, was bursting to the seams with revelers.  [Read more at]


SA PrideSeven years ago, Carlos Vela envisioned a Pride event that would inspire and embolden the GLBT community. Today, Vela's vision, Gay Pride S.A., has grown from a block party festival and street procession to a full-blown Pride organization that hosts over 10 official events each year.

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San Antonio Public Library Pride 2011The San Antonio Public Library celebrates the accomplishments of the GLBT community with their Pride month series dubbed Be OUT. Events scheduled in June consist of three panel discussions focusing on different facets gay life and a special movie screening.

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Early Voting for City Council Runoff Election

Early voting for the runoff election is 31 May through 7 June.  The election is Saturday, 11 June 2011.  Anybody registered to vote in San Antonio Districts 1 and 7, and Hollywood Park Council Place 3, can vote in the runoff election.  Find runoff election details at or

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have endorsed the following candidates:

If you can't vote in these districts you can still participate by volunteering or donating money.  Diego's website is at and Elena's website is at

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