Skip to comments.LGBT Group Challenges Denial To March In Parade [Anoka, MN]
Posted on 10/10/2012 11:28:49 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) As Anoka gears up for its annual Halloween parade, an online petition is attracting a lot of attention.
Its supporting a gay youth group thats not being allowed to march in this years parade.
The group is called Justins Gift, named after Justin Aaberg.
He was a student at Anoka High School who committed suicide.
His family says he couldnt take the bullying he endured, over his sexual orientation.
The co-founders of Justins Gift felt like being a part of the parade would be a great opportunity for the community to show its support for gay and lesbian students.
Especially after all of the heat the Anoka School District took after several students including Justin, committed suicide.
Now some believe the group was not allowed to be in the parade because of what it stands for.
Justins Gift submitted an application to walk in the parade several days before the deadline.
Co-founder Tammy Aaberg, Justins mother, says the students planned to dress up as fairy tale characters and march with the groups banner.
They received a letter stating there wasnt room for them, the committee reached its limit on the number of parade walkers.
An upset parent not connected to the group started an online petition asking the committee to reconsider. More than a thousand people have signed it.
Tammy says shes deeply hurt by the decision and the students are disappointed.
It almost feels like they dont care what happened to him, she said. They should have learned from it and learned from the kids who are here.
We contacted Anokas Chamber of Commerce and they said the parade committee is only accessible by email. We sent an email and havent heard back yet.
It says on its website, for walking groups, there is limited space and it also states the committee reserves the right to deny any application.
Justins Gift is planning an alternative celebration the week before the parade for its members.
What kind of culture has an annual Halloween parade?
“The group is called Justins Gift, named after Justin Aaberg.
He was a student at Anoka High School who committed suicide.”
WTH? We’re memorializing suicides now?
I can understand the grieving parents who want to blame someone else for their child’s death, but at some point the rest of us need to say “No, we are not setting up a memorial to someone who took the easy way out, because we do not want to encourage that behavior.”
Only in America.
I wonder if the “Heterosexual Pride” group will be marching.
they are calling this an “opportunity”.
opportunity for what?
to endose homosexuals as normal?
The homosexuals are ASSUMING everone agrees. EVEN IF nobody agrees they are acting as if everyou MUST AGREE with them.
no child is born as a homosexual. The parents should have investigated as the issue of abuse (as that has been show to be a common issue via prison studies).
problem solved via the homosexuals having a seperate sex directed event.
A fun one.
How ironic is it that these homos want to dress up as fairies?
Why can’t they just march with everyone else instead of placing themselves in a seprate box...
It is almost as if the democraps have fooled people into becomming “self segragating” via their whole “social just-us” meme....
What if a student group wanted to march, advertising their heterosexual promiscuity? “Jailbait Sluts,” for example. They could have pictures of a girl who committed suicide after being diagnosed with an incuable STD, or after a couple of abortions.
Uh, what exactly was Justin’s ‘gift’?
homosexuals are using parental grief as a recruiting tool.
serously, “dressed as fairy tail characters”? is that some kind of recruiting tool/method?
The bottom line is that this group is about recreational sex. recreational ADULT sex groups have no place around children in any shape or form.
If heterophobic homosexuals want to participate in Hallowe'en, no one is stopping them.
They always want to turn everything into some kind of festival of perverts, and then they get offended when non-perverts object.
perhaps the community has decided not to front out others of this same ilk lest they too become the victims of bullying and suicide.....perhaps!
“The co-founders of Justins Gift felt like being a part of the parade would be a great opportunity for the community to show its support for gay and lesbian students.”
Sure. I’d love to show my ZERO support.
“How ironic is it that these homos want to dress up as fairies?”
Next thing you know, Pelosi will want to dress as a witch...
Does it occur to these deviates that the reason the community may not be in a hurry to show its support for gay and lesbian students is that the community DOESN’T support gay and lesbian students?
What does anyone want to bet that this is being pushed and funded by one of the big homo Gestapo organizations? They are ALWAYS behind these campaigns to push perversion.