Minnesota LGBT Youth Group Excluded From Halloween Parade

Justin’s Gift, a group supporting LGBT youths in Anoka, MN, was denied a chance to participate in the city’s annual Halloween parade. Parade organizers claimed the parade had already reached its maximum number of participants, but a Minnesota Public Radio report suggests “inconsistencies” in their story. A Change.org petition has been started by supporters of Justin’s Gift. The group was formed in memory of Justin Aaberg, one of several LGBT youths to commit suicide amid widespread bullying in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.