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  • Organizations that Support the Texas LGBTQ Community

    To help our constituents who may want to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ community in Texas, PRIM&R is providing the following information on organizations working locally to protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals and offer medical, mental health, and social service services to this community.

    In addition, if you would like to register your opposition to the discriminatory policies recently enacted (TX HB3859) or being discussed by (TX HB50 and TX HB46) the Texas state legislature, you can write directly to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

    The Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) and Health Equity Clinic

    AARC was founded in 1990 to assist in the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled, or facing life-challenging illnesses, including, but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and the surrounding area. AARC's Health Equity Clinic provides primary medical care in a safe supportive environment, and is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental health care, supported by a culturally sensitive team working to advance the care and treatment of LGBTQ people.

    BEAT AIDS Coalition Trust

    B.E.A.T. stands for "Black Effort Against the Threat of AIDS." That's who we are. What sets us apart from similar organizations is our commitment to excellence by our ability to meet people where they are: whether recovering and desiring change, or homeless, incarcerated, abused/neglected, isolated, actively addicted. We go where no one else will to get people tested and linked to care: under the bridges, into the crack houses, heroin dens, shooting galleries, bath houses. We mirror our community. We ARE the community.

    The Center for Health Care Services

    The Center for Health Care Services improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance use challenges, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. We value who we are and who we serve. We recognize that each person is different, with different skills, background, knowledge, and experience. We all have something special to contribute!

    The Center – Pride Center San Antonio

    The mission of The Center – Pride Center San Antonio is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.

    Equality Texas

    Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration. We envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.

    Fiesta Youth

    Fiesta Youth provides a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LGBTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy, and friendship. Fiesta Youth is San Antonio's premier LGBTQ program for youth and their allies! We offer educational and enrichment activities designed to help youth build a sense of community through friendship and peer connection. We hope to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted and loved as they are so that they may become successful and contributing members of the community.

    Live Oak Singers

    The mission of the Live Oak Singers, Inc., a LGBT and friends chorus in San Antonio, is to serve the community through philanthropy, outreach, and musical performance.

    Out In SA

    Out In SA is the queer magazine for all of San Antonio. We cover the news, politics, people, and trends in everything from fashion to dining to landscaping that matter to San Antonio's LGBTQ communities and allies.

    Pride San Antonio

    Pride San Antonio began in 2004 as Gay Pride San Antonio when a small group of individuals decided to do a PRIDE festival. This group founded an organization that would "facilitate the needs of individuals so that individuals can facilitate the needs of the community." The purpose for which Pride San Antonio is formed is to instill pride, celebrate unity, embrace diversity, and recognize the contributions of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the San Antonio metropolitan area. This will be accomplished by creating visibility and promoting full human and civil rights through education, celebrations, and networking to the extent allowed by the nonprofit status of Pride San Antonio.

    San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA)

    SAGA is dedicated to the exploration of issues involving gender identity, and to the advocacy of fair and just public policy for the wider GLBTQI+ community. SAGA offers a welcoming and safe place for conversation, discussion, and support to transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and intersex persons and to those who love and support them.

    San Antonio HIV Health Services Planning Council

    The San Antonio Area HIV Health Services Planning Council was established in 1994. Its responsibility is to determine the needs of the HIV affected community within the San Antonio Transitional Grant Area and to develop priorities and set percentages of funds. The purpose of the Planning Council is to ensure the availability of quality comprehensive health and social services to individuals affected by the HIV epidemic, to create a broad-based community response to the HIV epidemic affecting people within the Transitional Grant Area, and to ensure the availability and coordination of high quality, comprehensive health and social services to individuals infected or affected by HIV.

    San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce

    The San Antonio LGBT Chamber exists to foster and promote a positive image of LGBT persons as well as the economic development and vitality of LGBT businesses and the businesses and professional organizations that support them, and, to facilitate the personal, professional and social growth of its Members via the exchange of ideas, resources, information and networking opportunities throughout the greater San Antonio metropolitan area!

    Thrive Youth Center

    Thrive Youth Center provides a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth so they may become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the ability, opportunity, and possibility of achieving their dreams.

    We Are Alive™

    We Are Alive™ is dedicated to assisting persons with terminal illnesses and severe chronic illnesses that are ongoing serious disabilities, regardless of the illness. To accomplish this goal We Are Alive™ provides limited various services to individuals in the areas of: assistance for medical co-pays, living expenses, referrals to other resources & educational programs, etc. From time to time, WeAreAlive™ produces seminars and events such as the Alive - Health & Drug Fair™, designed to bring recipients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, medical providers, etc. together to interact.