The police have turned down an application for a permit to hold a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride event, informing the organiser that the application had been rejected in the interest of public order as LGBT advocacy remains “a socially divisive issue”.
This is the second time that the event, a mass run titled “Pink Run”, has been unable to go ahead as planned. The first was in 2007.
This year’s run was to have been held on Aug 16 as part of an annual LGBT pride festival called IndigNation.
On the event’s Facebook page, organiser Nicholas Deroose shared the email he had received from the police.