LGBT group excluded from Anoka Halloween parade

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Anoka's big Halloween parade is just around the corner, and parade organizers denied Justin's Gift, a LGBT youth group, the privilege of walking in the parade, according to MPR.

Parade organizers let the students down via letter dated September 25th, claiming they had reached capacity for parade participators, MPR reported.

However, MinnPost reported that parade organizers hadn't even requested a lisence for the parade until yesterday.

According to both MinnPost and MPR, Jefferson Fitek, the vice president of Justin's Gift, was quoted as saying:

"The kids are pretty upset. We're trying to show these kids that they're part of the community and unfortunately it backfired and sent a completely different message."

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