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Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) was one of several local LGBTQ+ organizations who were featured in the San Antonio Pride River Parade on Saturday, June 1. | Photo by SATXtoday team
While all the Pride events happening this month can be a lot of fun, June is also about the visibility + inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ and ally community.

Here’s a list of local organizations + groups that support the LGBTQ+ community in the Alamo City.

Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC)

Focused on healthcare, AARC provides services like free HIV/STI testing, gender-affirming care, and pop-up clinics around the 210.

Fiesta Youth

The San Antonio nonprofit youth organization provides a safe place for LGBTQ+ young people with field trips, game nights, regular parent meetings, play groups for younger kids, and more.

Human Rights Campaign of SA

The local chapter of the civil rights group ensures basic equal rights and builds strong relationships with local businesses and like-minded organizations for LGBTQ+ people.

Just Us Lesbians (JUL)

This social Meetup group offers a safe space for healthy socialization through weekly, monthly, and recurring annual activities.

Kind Clinic

This clinic provides no-cost  sexual health services to all members of the community.

PFLAG San Antonio

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Pride Center San Antonio

This center provides community resources for health, support, education, activities, and advocacy. Some resources include Binders for Brothers SA and free STI testing. View the full list of programs.

San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA)

SAGA is a supportive space for the diverse gender community that explores issues and public policy involving gender identity, peer support, and fellowship.
Wednesday, June 5
  • Low-Light Photography Class | Wednesday, June 5 | 1-3 p.m. | The Camera Exchange, 6635 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio | $20 | Enhance your photography skills in low-light environments with Jim Landers of Landers Photography School.
  • $3, $2, $1 Night | Wednesday, June 5 | 8 p.m. | Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Dr., San Antonio | $15-$65+ | Watch the San Antonio FC take on the El Paso Locomotive FC + enjoy $3 hot dogs, $2 sodas, and $1 beers.
  • North Star Boys | Wednesday, June 5 | 8:30 p.m. | Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $34-$133 | Catch a live performance by this Asian American pop band on its North America tour.
Thursday, June 6
  • Moonlit Melodies | Thursday, June 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St., San Antonio | Free | Stretch your legs on the lawn and relax with live music in the heart of the Alamo City.
  • Glowga on the Plaza | Thursday, June 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Ave., San Antonio | Free | Come dressed in neon + bring your own your own mat for a flow session, followed by a showing of “San Antonio: The SAGA” light show.
  • Sunset Sessions by Sound Cream | Thursday, June 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Civic Park, 210 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Head over to the Great Lawn at Hemisfair for an evening of dancing and a vendor market by The Texas Market.
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News Notes
  • TxDOT is demolishing + reconstructing the southbound I-35 exit ramp to Brooklyn Avenue and McCullough Avenue. The ramp sustained damaged from a fire in June 2023 which occurred on a column supporting the ramp. Demolition will last two weeks and all of the work will occur during the daytime. (Express News)
  • Garcia Barbecue is implementing a no tip and no discount policy. Pitmaster and co-founder Jonathan Garcia explains this initiative will ensure the establishment’s employees are paid “respectable wages” and because it was “the right thing to do.” Visit one of its two Alamo City locations. (MySA)
  • 100,000. That’s how many Toyota Tundra pickup trucks were recalled due to engine issues citing “debris that was not cleared during manufacturing could be in the vehicles’ engines.” The recall includes 2022 and 2023 Tundra models made with traditional gas-powered engines at the San Antonio-based plant. (Express News)
  • Carpenter Carpenter’s Go Fish Wine Bar (125 W. Grayson St.) announced new changes at the eatery. Customers can expected new items on the “Go Fish” menu, classic bar offerings on the new “No Fish” menu, and a revamped wine selection. The new bites + sips launch Wednesday, June 12.
  • LA LOM is bringing its blend of cumbia sonidera, 1950s + 1960s soul ballads, and classic romantic boleros to The Stable Hall on Friday, Sept. 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Pro tip: Unlock presale access tomorrow by signing up for the venue’s e-list.
  • Last week, we reported The Rustic closed without notice, a surprise they blamed on highway construction which prevented access to the business on nights + weekends. The venue’s vision is to relocate and are actively exploring new locations with better accessibility. Where do you think The Rustic should move to? Give us your recommendation.
  • Sodamigo released the address of its newest location. You can find its second spot at 725 E. Loop 1604 #112 in Converse. Want to get a sneak peak of the space? Stop by Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon for its garage sale, open to individuals and businesses.
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    Titled “Deny True Self,” artist Hailey Marmolejo’s work is a nod to the spirit of the Tejana woman, and the beauty + strength of the South Texas landscape. | Painting by Hailey Marmolejo
    Are you a fan of the desert landscapes? Then this exhibit is for you.

    Unobstructed Horizons” opens Friday, June 7 at the Agarita Loft. Viewers will experience sun, sky, and desert landscapes transformed into paintings, photography, and sculpture work. Curated by the Head of Development at the McNay, Katy Silva León, each piece in the exhibition is a tribute to the desert’s ability to inspire, reflect, and reveal notions about ourselves + our relationship with the natural world.

    The show also challenges guests to not think of a desert as a barren wasteland, but to witness the strength and resilience of the beautiful landscape.

    Here are the three artists featured in the exhibit:
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