|‘Straight Pride’ organizer Don Grundmann|
The National Straight Pride Coalition had hoped to hold their event at Graceada Park.
Dozens of citizens showed up at a recent city council meeting opposing the rally saying it would promote animosity towards LGBTQ people and minorities.
According to ABC News, city spokesman Thomas Reeves says 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.
As a compromise, the city did say it would allow the rally to be held at a downtown plaza should the ‘Straight Pride’ group get its insurance requirements in place by Tuesday.