San Antonio’s LGBT community came out in force on Friday, June 29 for the ribbon cutting of the rainbow crosswalk in the heart of the city’s gay business district.

City Councilman Roberto C. Trevino, who championed the project from the start, was joined by fellow council members Ana Sandoval and Rey Saldana along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and State Rep. Diego Bernal. There were remarks by the dignitaries present as well as by Phillip Barcena, board president of Pride San Antonio.

Others present included Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano, the gay mayor of Del Rio, Texas who will serve as one of the Grand Marshals of the Pride parade; Rev. Doctor William H. Knight, pastor of MCC San Antonio, Police Chief William McManus; and representatives from many of San Antonio’s LGBT organizations.

Check out this link for a complete schedule of today’s Pride events in San Antonio. — Photos by Sam Sanchez

Check out these other 2018 Pride slideshows:

Out and Proud at the Pride SA Festival

The 2018 Pride SA Parade – Marching for Equality

Can You Find Your Face in the 2018 Pride SA Crowd Pics?