SAN ANTONIO – A permanent rainbow crosswalk will soon be installed in the heart of the gay business district in San Antonio, just in time for the Pride parade on June 30.
The City Council officially approved the colorful crosswalk at Thursday’s meeting.
Members of the Pride San Antonio community said they feel proud of their eight months of hard work.
The President of Pride San Antonio, Phillip Barcena, said this is a proud moment for LGBTQ+ community.
“Those six bars can be three separate bars of equal symbols,” Barcena said. “Equal for our past, which we’ve dealt with, our present, as we stand now, and then our future because the LGBT is such a strong member of San Antonio’s community as a whole.”
Here’s a breakdown of the costs:
Total cost of the project: $32,000
The city is paying $12,668
Pride San Antonio will pay $19,800, and the money raised through private donations and Rainbow Crosswalk Fiesta medal sales will also go toward the cost.
The rainbow crosswalk will go at the intersection of Main Avenue and Evergreen Street.
You can see the crosswalk June 29 during its official opening ceremony, followed by the San Antonio Pride Parade on June 30.