College seeks participants for pride parade

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This college celebrates pride month by displaying rainbow lights on the east side of Moody for the last week of June. “The Pride Bigger Than Texas” parade is 9 p.m. June 29, starting at the intersection of West Dewey and North Main. Sarah F. Morgan

The parade and festival celebrate LGBT pride month in June.

By Sarah F. Morgan

Students, faculty and staff of this college are asked to gather at the “Pride Bigger Than Texas” parade at 9 p.m. June 29.

The parade commemorates LGBT pride month in June.

This is the college’s second year participating in the parade, but the first year getting students involved, Jacob-Aidan Martinez, director of student life, said in an interview June 18.

As the new director, Martinez wanted to “do it right” and allow not only administrators to participate this year, but “the whole community.”

“The Pride Bigger Than Texas” festival is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29 at Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave. The pride parade and festival is hosted by Pride San Antonio, Inc. Sarah F. Morgan

“We’re trying to get the SAC fire truck, so (students) are going to be in the truck and walking around it,” Martinez said.

The college is also giving “SAC Pride” T-shirts and stickers to participants, Martinez said.

This college’s participants will hold a banner that reads “Everyone belongs here,” Martinez said.

“It symbolizes inclusion for everyone,” Martinez said. “Whether they are a part of the LGBT community or not it’s nice to show support, one as an individual, but two as an institution.”

Seventy-six participants have signed up so far, Martinez said June 26.

The parade will start at the intersection of West Dewey Place and North Main Ave.

There will also be a pride festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29 at Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave.

The festival and parade are hosted by the nonprofit Pride San Antonio, Inc.

Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up; admission for ages 12 and under is free.

There will be no pre-sale tickets.

Tickets will be sold at the gate of the festival.

To participate in the parade as a student or employee of this college, call Martinez at 210-486-1208 or email


1 Comment

  1. Sean Gollahon on

    As a person in the LGBT community it warms my heart to see my school be fully accepting and welcoming to the Pride San Antonio. As times and views change I think it’s important to create rules and changes within our communities being willing to embrace one another. Pride is about the freedom of expression and individuality. This year in particular, I’ve seen a huge wave of support from multiple fortune 500 companies as well as very conservative companies such as H-E-B. 5 years ago we were frighting for equality and this year we are fully celebrating our diversity. Many of my friends have left San Antonio and the State of Texas due to hate, bigotry, and inequality felt here only a few years ago. I hope those same friends will come back and see the changes that have taken place. The hate that was once felt here is long gone and replaced with love and acceptance. For those of my friends who have put off higher education because of the feeling of not being accepted by your peers, you should put the past aside and know that at San Antonio College you will be welcomed with open arms and open heats. At San Antonio College Pride is on Your Side.

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