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Friday, January 18, 2019

LGBTQ Groups Plan Show of Unity at San Antonio’s MLK March

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 2:39 PM

  • San Antonio Current Staff
This article was originally published by our sister publication Out In SA.

The leaders of PFLAG San Antonio and Fiesta Youth are extending an invitation to other LGBTQ groups to join a unified effort to march together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. March on Monday, January 21.

“The struggle for equal rights for all, is far from over. Together we are stronger,” the invitation exclaims. Participants are encouraged to bring their own banners, flags, or signs with “messages of hope, courage, and love.”

San Antonio hosts the largest MLK march in the nation with approximately 300,000 participants expected to attend.

In addition to PFLAG and Fiesta Youth, the other groups who have so far committed to participate are the San Antonio Gender Association, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the Live Oak Singers, and MCC San Antonio. All organizations and individuals are welcome to join.

Organizers are asking LGBTQ groups to meet at the Joe Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston Street at 9:00 a.m. where they will board the free shuttle buses to the march. The groups will then assemble at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, located at 3501 Martin Luther King Drive, then proceed to the line-up. Latecomers should look for the rainbow flags and banners.

The march, begins at 10 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, travels 2.75 miles up Martin Luther King Drive, and ends at Pittman Sullivan Park.

The pick-up location for return bus service will be at Pittman Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa St. Buses will return between noon and 3 p.m. For more information about bus service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, call (210) 362-2020 or visit

LGBTQ groups which would like to add their organizations to the list of participants should contact Darrell Garcia Parsons of Fiesta Youth or Chad Ruemann of PFLAG.

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