A city located in Northern California denied the request of the National Straight Pride Coalition to have their own rally at a park, and the organizers of the event are crying foul, according to The Washington Times. Organizer Don Grundmann had estimated over 500 people to attend a rally for straight pride in a park located in Modesto, California. The event was slated by the organizer to support heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.
The event was denied a permit by the city because they believed the event would promote hatred of LGBTQ people and minorities. “The permit request was denied over safety concerns because the group lost its liability insurance and the parks department determined the event wasn’t consistent with park use,” stated city spokesman Thomas Reeves on why the permit was denied. Although Reeves stated that the city of Modesto would allow the rally at a downtown plaza if the group could prove it had insurance, the organizer of the National Straight Pride Coalition still felt the city was unaccommodating on purpose.