Vandalism won’t stop gay pride celebration in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS (KXAN) – The ripples of the supreme court decision still reverberate around the country, all the way to San Marcos.

“We’re San Marcos’s first openly gay bar so we’re happy to be here and celebrating today,” said Chris Rue, the general manager of Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcos.

This is a place where the wall bares reminders of the stonewall riots, 46-years ago this weekend – kicking off a gay-rights revolution that climaxed with a Supreme Court Decision.

“Put it right there on the t-ball and hit it a home run,” said Rue.

He says they planned this year’s Pridefest to go along with the 46th anniversary of stonewall – but it’s almost been a non stop celebration.

“Unfortunately not everyone was feeling the love,” said Rue.

Ssomeone jumped on to Stonewall’s roof and ripped of the gay pride flags flying over San Marcos streets. A total of six flags were ripped off. Four were back up Sunday.

“You know it cost us money and time. And it’s just not a nice thing to do. But it’s also not representative of San Marcos,” said Rue.

Chris works with police and the bar next door to check the security tape and catch the culprit. He says, the vandalism is unfortunate, but won’t stop the party in San Marcos.

“They were only down for 24 hours, so it’s not going to stop us,” said Rue.

Bar owners say people have come forward with information. They have a pretty good idea who it is.  Police continue on the investigation and Pride Fest continues until 2 am tomorrow morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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