San Antonio has a large, but not exceedingly visible, gay and lesbian population. To get info about activities, check out the website It has columns, blogs, and a calendar of events, all of which give one a pretty good idea of what the local gay community is involved in and how to connect with it. Another source of information is QSanAntonio ( It's mainly a news site with a large business listings section. If you stay at the Painted Lady Inn, a lesbian-owned bed-and-breakfast at 620 Broadway (tel. 210/220-1092), you can also find out all you want to know about the local scene. In addition, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro (tel. 210/228-0201;, often screens films or has lectures on topics of interest to gay, lesbian, and transgender travelers.

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