To mark Pride Month, the city of San Antonio flew a pride version of the city’s flag over City Hall on Saturday, for the first time in city history.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg expressed gratitude to the LGBTQ Advisory Committee for the flag suggestion, as well as the LGBTQIA+ partner groups for their efforts to promote equity in the city.
“In our city, y’all will always mean ALL,” he announced in a Facebook post.
Robert Salcido, Jr., the executive director at Pride Center San Antonio, said: “It’s a tremendous honor for Mayor Nirenberg to be recognized for not just demonstrating how friendly our city is, but also for celebrating our robust and thriving LGBTQ+ community.”
“The flag represents the LGBTQ+ community’s tenacity, as well as the challenges we’ve encountered, and serves as a reminder that we must continue to fight for inclusiveness and respect, particularly for our Black and Brown community members,” he stated.
“Now is the moment to combine policy reform with meaningful actions that honor our community,” Salcido added.