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A flag representing LGBTQ Pride hangs in downtown Fresno. The Selma City Council approved the city’s support for LGBGT Pride month in June.


During its June 7 meeting, Selma’s City Council tabled its approval of a proclamation declaring June as Pride Month in Selma.

In a March meeting, the council voted 5-0 to support Pride Month by the proclamation and installation of Pride flags supporting the LBGTQ Community. The flags were installed downtown on June 1.
But at the June 7 meeting several speakers criticized the decision to honor Pride Month, citing religious reasons. Others spoke in favor of the Pride recognition.
The council voted 3-2 to table the proclamation. Mayor Pro-Tem Bev Cho and council members John Trujillo and Blanca Mendoza-Navarro voted to table. Mayor Scott Robertson and council member Sarah Guerra voted against tabling the measure.
Mayor Robertson said the resolution would again be on the council agenda for its June 21 meeting.  
Original story:

SELMA — Selma’s downtown is adorned with colorful flags for the month of June, honoring LBGTQ Pride Month.

The rainbow-hued flags were installed June 1 on High Street, Second Street and at City Hall.

The Selma City Council voted unanimously in March to support the LBGTQ community, at the urging of Selma resident Leslie Nelson and her son Lance, a gay man who is attending Columbia University in New York. 

During that meeting Mayor Scott Robertson praised Selma's "diversity, respect and inclusion" and said there should be "zero tolerance” for anti-gay slurs.

At the March meeting there were no public comments against the LBGTQ proclamation, unlike a City Council meeting in Kingsburg, whose council voted not to recognize LBGTQ Month.

President Joe Biden on June 1 issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month.

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