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San Antonio to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation That Could Cost It 2018 Final Four

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor isn’t exactly known as a champion of LGBT rights. As a city council member in 2013, Taylor voted against San Antonio’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which she later referred to as “a waste of time.”… Read The post San Antonio to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation That Could Cost It 2018 Final Four appeared first on Towleroad.

Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

As a founding member of the Raiz Up Collective in Southwest Detroit, Antonio Cosme, 28, has been an outspoken critic of the city’s redevelopment regime: speaking at public meetings, interrupting the mayor’s state of the city address, and using his own body to prevent officials from shutting off a pregnant woman’s water supply in the middle of Ramadan.

Julian Castro: Why Hillary Clinton May Anger Bernie Sanders Supporters With VP Pick Of Former San Antonio Mayor

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is reportedly on the Hillary Clinton short list for her vice-presidential pick, expected to be announced on Friday. The current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Barack Obama administration...Show More Summary

Leader of former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's PAC has a history with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Updates on California politics: Republicans remember state Sen. Sharon Runner, California water fight surfaces on Capitol Hill July 14, 2016, 2:33 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: State Sen. Sharon Runner,...

Castro Says He’s Not Being Vetted

U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro said he is not being vetted to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, the San Antonio Express News reports. The former San Antonio mayor did not say who he thought would be a good pick for [...]

Julian Castro says he's not being vetted for vice president

The former San Antonio mayor was back in his hometown for the Texas Democratic Convention, which kicked off Friday around the same time that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was across town at a fundraiser. Hundreds...Show More Summary

Texas mayor shamed at Orlando vigil for anti-LGBT vote: ‘You’re part of the hurt!’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor’s opposition to LGBT workplace protections was thrust back in her face during her appearance at a vigil for victims of the Orlando mass shooting, KENS-TV reported. Taylor was booed and heckled by a group of about a dozen people in the crowd of 400 attendees on...

Anti-Gay San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Heckled at Orlando Vigil: ‘Shame On You!’ — WATCH

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

About a dozen LGBT activists protested anti-gay San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor’s appearance at a vigil for the victims of the Orlando terror attack on Thursday night. “I’m here with you tonight to pray as we mark the loss and the hurt of so… Read The post Anti-Gay San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Heckled at Orlando Vigil: ‘Shame On You!’ — WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

FLAILING FOR RELEVANCE, FORMER L.A. MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA FORMS ANTI-TRUMP PAC.   &n…

FLAILING FOR RELEVANCE, FORMER L.A. MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA FORMS ANTI-TRUMP PAC.    

Ex-L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa starts fundraising for anti-Trump PAC targeting immigrants

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations. “I’m focusing all my efforts...

A Daughter of Venezuela

Hugo Chávez revered Fidel Castro, and he set out to turn Venezuela into another Castroite Cuba. Some of the best people in Venezuela are in prison: including Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas. He was arrested in his office last year when 120 men stormed in, breaking glass, to seize him. Show More Summary

Austin Has Declared a ‘Taco War’ on San Antonio

Texas is in the middle of a full-blown "taco war" and we spoke to the mayor of Austin's office about it.

Warlock Declares Candidate's Outlook is Grim

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received a devastating blow Wednesday when a popular Mexican warlock predicted he will be defeated in the 2016 election.Antonio Vazquez, who styles himself the “Brujo Mayor,” or “Grand Warlock,” has made annual predictions regarding both international and Mexican affairs for decades. Show More Summary

Antonio Villaraigosa backs 'Black Minds Matter' report's changes to schools

10 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Calling the achievement gap facing minority students in schools “the civil rights issue of our time,” former Los Angeles mayor and potential gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed sweeping changes to California schools at a Capitol rally Thursday. Hundreds of African American students...

A Day With Julián Castro: Cabinet Secretary, Legal-Pad Enthusiast, Rising Democrat

10 months agoNews : NYMag: Intelligencer

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Mark Peterson followed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro in Washington, D.C. on October 1 – while the 41-year-old former San Antonio mayor celebrated the government not shutting down. Ahead, Castro talks gentrification at the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum,... More »

Students go big for extra credit and get a taste of real-life politics

On the night that Republican candidates for president of the United States took turns beating up on each other and the media, the students at Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School in Lynwood held a debate of their own. The mayor ended up being booted out of it, and a group of angry people, including...

Colombia Elects Country’s First Openly Gay Mayor Julian Antonio Bedoya: VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Colombia last weekend elected its first ever openly gay mayor. Thirty-four year old Democratic Center Party (DCP) candidate Julian Antonio Bedoya won the seat in Toro, Valle with 52% of the votes, beating three other contenders. According to Colombia… The post Colombia Elects Country’s First Openly Gay Mayor Julian Antonio Bedoya: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Actress Sally Field Back Houston Equal Rights Ordinance – VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

HUD Secretary Julian Castro and actress Sally Field have come out in support of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, filmed a TV ad backing HERO released Tuesday, and Field — a two-time Academy Award-winner… The post HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Actress Sally Field Back Houston Equal Rights Ordinance – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Calls on Houston Voters to Protect HERO

Julian Castro, a Texas native and the former San Antonio mayor, joins the chorus calling on Houston voters to support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by voting "Yes" on Proposition 1 at the ballot next week.

3 Named to Top Posts of Latino Group’s ‘Super PAC’

Representative Joaquín Castro of Texas; Melissa Mark-Viverito, the New York City Council speaker; and Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, will be co-chairs of the Latino Victory Fund, the “super PAC” of the Latino Victory Project, which plans to aggressively counter candidates whose policies it believes will harm the Latino population.

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