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.