Dan Graney honored by N.E. Bexar
QSanAntonio, February 28, 2014
San Antonio LGBT activist Dan Graney was honored on February 22 by the
Northeast Bexar County Democrats. The award was presented by political
activist David Plylar during the group's annual Dining with Democrats
In his remarks before the award presentation, Plylar said
Graney was being honored "in recognition of his outstanding service
to the Democratic Party and to the promotion of equal rights and social
Graney has been an activist in San Antonio’s LGBT community for
many years. He and his late spouse of 36 years, Roberto J. Flores, were
a team and co-led efforts to raise political awareness within San Antonio’s
LGBT community. They were married in Vermont the year before Flores died
"As a team, their influence and work has made a difference for the
lives of so many in San Antonio's LGBT community. Since Roberto's passing
in 2010, Dan has continued to help and lead the fight for equality and
justice for all. HRC San Antonio is proud to be able to honor Dan's work
and legacy," said Darrell Parsons in 2012 when HRC presented Graney
with the Chuck Jordan Award for lifetime advocacy.
In 2008, Graney was elected President of the Texas Stonewall Democratic
Caucus at the Texas Democratic Convention and served in that position
for four years.
He has been active in Democratic Party politics, serving as both a precinct
chair and deputy voter registrar and has been a delegate at every Texas
Democratic Convention since 2000. He was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic
National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graney continues to volunteer his time with the Stonewall Democrats and
helped organize a voter registration drive within the LGBT community.
He was also co-chair of the Citizens Alliance for a United
San Antonio (CAUSA), a group that worked with the San Antonio City Council
to amend the city’s nondiscrimination ordinances to include sexual
orientation and gender identity and expression.
Graney is an active member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the
only Lutheran congregation in San Antonio that publicly welcomes LGBT
members, and the Alamo Business Council and the Rainbow Garden Club. He
most recently joined the national board of directors as secretary of ReconcilingWorks:
Lutherans For Full Participation.