Members of the gay community in Longview plan to attend that city’s next city council meeting to tell the mayor and council why a proclamation should be issued for the city’s first Pride celebration.
Organizers requested the proclamation for its June 21 event, but Mayor Jay Dean has refused.
The Longview City Council meets at Longview City Hall, 300 West Cotton St., Longview on June 12 at 5:30 p.m. Organizers suggested arriving by 5 p.m. to get a seat.
“This is a great opportunity for folks to express why the proclamation should take place,” organizers wrote on their Facebook page. “If you don’t wish to speak, please come to the meeting to observe and show your support.”
Longview’s Pride event will take place even without the proclamation. P-FLAG Longview is sponsoring the June 21 event that takes place at Heritage Plaza in downtown Longview from 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Organizations and businesses from Longview, Tyler, Shreveport and Dallas will have booths and there will be music and food.