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Dan Graney honored by N.E. Bexar County Dems
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 fundraising banquet.

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 justice."

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 in 2010.

"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.