The Frisco City Council presented a proclamation recognizing Pride Frisco’s first event last year. This year, the council refused to issue a similar proclamation. (Photo courtesy of Pride Frisco) Frisco city officials’ claims about policies for proclamations fall flat, organizers say MELISSA WHITLER | Interneditor@dallasvoice.com Pride Frisco has been active in growing the LGBTQ community and its acceptance for the past two years.
But the city itself seems to be resisting progress. Despite having issued a Pride Month Proclamation last year when local organizers staged their Pride Frisco event, city hall has decided not to issue a similar proclamation this year.
City officials are citing a rotational practice for such proclamations, yet Pride Frisco say officials have not followed that rule with proclamations with other events.
Their refusal takes on extra significance considering anti-LGBTQ legislation — specifically bills targeting transgender youth — that were pushed through the Texas legislative session that ended May 29.