Van Cliburn, the American classical pianist who stunned the world in 1958 by winning the gold medal in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow during the height of the Cold War, died today of bone cancer. He was 78.
“San Antonio is a city that doesn’t just tolerate diversity, but celebrates it,” Mayor Castro said. “Adam is the perfect person to continue our efforts of providing opportunity and equality to the city’s LGBT population.”
The Dallas County Commissioners vote to begin giving a stipend to unmarried and gay employees whose partners purchase individual health insurance because they aren’t eligible for coverage under the county’s benefits program.