This April, with the Texas Legislature deep into its session and with many controversial bills being debated on the floors of the Senate and House chambers, the show promises to be particularly lively and entertaining. “As news breaks, we edit and add material,” he explains.
Since Cornyation was established, it has generated a twofold benefit for the greater San Antonio community: raising funds for charities—such as San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Black Effort Against the Threat (BEAT) of AIDS, the Thrive Youth Center (the LGBTQ homeless youth shelter), and scholarship recipients from local high schools—and enlivening the overall community spirit of Fiesta and the city. As Stone explains, it’s the one time of year where the spotlight is illuminated on gay people, and this part of San Antonio’s population is celebrated and embraced in a public sort of way.
“Cornyation shows a lot of the appreciation of the gay and lesbian people and what they bring to our city,” Stone says.
“We are a diverse community, we are an accepting community,” adds Mata. “The Cornyation has been happening since 1952, long before gay culture became its own thing. It says a lot about the city of San Antonio and our community. The show is definitely for everyone.”
Read the full article by Kirk Walsh on the Texas Highways website here.