Visit San Antonio, the public-private nonprofit that markets the City of San Antonio to tourists and business visitors, has added an LGBTQ page touting the city’s appeal to queer tourists. The new web page was added in the past few days.
An announcement on Facebook by Mayor Ron Nirenberg explains the page was a collaboration by Visit San Antonio and local activists.
“I want to thank the Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee for working with Visit San Antonio to ensure that visitors and residents alike know that our community is welcoming and inclusive,” the mayor wrote in the post.
The new web page proclaims the city’s doors are open to everyone, boasting, “San Antonio’s friendly folks welcome and celebrate one and all.”
“Our city is bursting with LGBTQ+ owned businesses – everything from charming Victorian B&Bs, to hip coffee houses, to high-energy nightspots. And, we host lively events year-round. Think !Viva! Fiesta in April, Pride SA-Pride Bigger Than Texas Block Party and Parade in June, and celebrations along the River Walk and throughout historic downtown during the holiday season,” the marketing pitch exclaims.
The page also has links to articles from publications including The Washington Blade, Instinct Magazine and therepubliq, all of which offer their take on San Antonio’s queer appeal.
In his announcement, Nirenberg also said, “VSA is also currently looking for volunteers from the LGBTQ+ community to be in a citywide photoshoot! The photos will be used in domestic and international marketing materials.”