Robert Salcido, Jr., he/him, is the Program Director at Texas Pride Impact Funds and also serves as the Executive Director at Pride Center San Antonio. Salcido is committed to civic engagement and social justice of underrepresented individuals. He is active in various community roles and has extensive experience working with issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ+ education, and matters of discrimination.
He just ended a 3-year research fellowship with the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program through the University of Minnesota, where he’s a co-principal investigator studying LGBTQ+ health and resilience in South Texas. Robert was named Most Influential by Out In SA Magazine and 20 Most Captivating by the San Antonio Current in 2015. He was awarded the Alamo Region and Texas State 2016 Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers of Texas, honored for his leadership by the National Diversity Council in 2018 and named Best Community Activist by the San Antonio Current in 2019.
Salcido is a 2020 inductee of “The Honor 41 List,” honoring Latinx role models across the globe. He was raised in Amarillo, Texas; San Antonio has been his home since 2001. Robert and his husband Mike enjoy traveling and playing co-ed softball. They have one fur-baby, a PitBull/Catahoula mix named Cyxx.