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Teen Sex Offender Arrested For Assault Of Teen He Met At LGBT Event

An undocumented Hispanic male whom is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Austin for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen victim he met at “Out Youth.”

 

Jose Medrano, a 24-year-old sex offender has been arrested and charged sexually assaulting a boy who was less than 17-years-old at the time of the incident. According to court documents the incident occurred 2 years ago, when the victim was 15.

Officers were responding to a call about a sex crime in November 2015 when the victim came forward to tell police he had been in a consensual relationship with Medrano in which they had multiple sexual encounters for about two years. The relationship ended two years ago, the teen victim told authorities.

The two met at Out Youth, a Austin program for LGBT teens, and Medrano became his “mentor,” the teen told police.

Out Youth is an organization that “serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.”

Not on parole or probation Medrano who goes by the nickname “Bam-Bam” is reregistered on the state of Texassex offender list.

“Out Youth does not have a mentor program,” stated Aubrey Wilkerson, the organization’s director. “Medrano was never an employee or volunteer and none of the incidents described in Medrano’s arrest affidavit happened on Out Youth property.”

Austin police officers arrested Medrano on Monday, according to Travis County jail records. A bond of $50,000 has been set for the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. An ICE Detainer has been placed on Medrano, jail records revealed.

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Austin, Texas Man Proposes To Partner In Church That Bans Gay Marriage – And Gets A Magical Reaction

Austin, Texas Man Proposes To Partner In Church That Bans Gay Marriage – And Gets A Magical Reaction

(AUSTIN,TX) A man surprised his partner with a proposal in front of the congregation of their church -even though their faith doesn’t recognize marriage equality.

Mr. Trevor Harper and his boyfriend Davis Covin have been a couple for nine years, and members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years.

“That church has been, for us, really the first time we have really been able to live out loud as a couple,” Harper, 36, told BuzzFeed.

He knew there was no where else he wanted to propose to Covin, 30, when the two had been invited to share their faith story in front of their congregation.

 

And while the United Methodist Church doesn’t recognize gay relationships, this congregation sure does as the video shows-

“Your lifestyle, your sexuality, your choices, who you love — they don’t define your right to search out the faith that makes you feel whole,” said Harper later in a YouTube video. “You cant let your sexuality define your right to walk a spiritual walk.”

Harper and Coin hope by the time they get married in 2016, the United Methodist Church will recognize same-sex marriage.

 

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Suspect Charged For Murder of Boyfriend Has Criminal Past Involving Alcohol

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Suspect Charged For Murder of Boyfriend Has Criminal Past Involving Alcohol

(AUSTIN) – It was not the first time that Bryan Canchola has had issues with alcohol and the police department. Bryan Canchola, full name Bryan Michael Perez Canchola, originally from McAllen, Tx  is no stranger to law enforcement. Records indicate Canchola was arrested for public intoxication and charged with failure to identify him self to a police officer.

Back on May 31, 2013 when Canchola was only 19 years old McAllen Police Department    indicated he was arrested and charged, and was sentenced to probation.

Texas law states that in order to purchase or consume alcohol a person must be the legal age of 21 years old. Cantle was only 19. When questioned by police, he supplied a false name.

Travis county arrest records indicate that Canchola had been drinking heavily the night he is accused of violently beating his boyfriend to death. He is only 20 years old now.

Austin, Texas is a popular college town with the famous 4th, 5th, and 6th street bars that are busy on any given night of the week packed with college students, and visitors.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission that regulates the sale of alcohol would not confirm or deny that an investigation into the sell of minors is being conducted. With Austin Police affidavits filed in the Stephen Sylvester murder investigation clearly stating the couple had been drinking on 4th street, is is possible several investigations into under age drinking will be conducted.

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City of San Antonio Hires Diversity Officer

Kiran Bains has been hired as the diversity and inclusion officer for the City of San Antonio. (Photo: LinkedIn) About Magazine
Kiran Bains has been hired as the diversity and inclusion officer for the City of San Antonio. (Photo: LinkedIn)

City of San Antonio Hires Diversity Officer

The OUTinSA is reporting the City of San Antonio has hired a diversity officer who will administer and manage the activities of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Robert Salcido, a field organizer for Equality Texas, stated the city hired Kiran Bains for the position, adding that “he and National Diversity Council executive vice president Angeles Valenciano served as public input during the interview process.”

Salcido says Bains is a San Antonio native and graduate of St. Mary’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in international business relations.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created last May 14 when the City Council approved the new department as part of the city budget. At the time, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor described the office’s function and goals:

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