ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller is facing criticism for failing to include two openly gay city councilors at a recent Pride month event.

The Albuquerque Journal reports neither Pat Davis nor Diane Gibson was present last week when Keller raised a rainbow flag, a symbol of Pride, outside City Hall with members of the LGBTQ community.

Both Davis and Gibson confirmed they were not invited.

Davis tweeted “Inclusivity is not a photo op.”

Gibson told the newspaper she did not expect to be invited because Keller has a history of not including her at events in her own district.

Lorena Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said anyone was welcome to the public flag event. She says the city shared the event details with various LGBTQ organizations who then promoted it.

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