Chance of protestors leads Hickory officials to cancel gay pride event
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Officials in Hickory, North Carolina, recently issued a preemptive cancellation of a gay pride event to avoid what they believed would be potentially dangerous protests, WSOCTV reports. The Catawba Valley Pride organizers of the event have not given up and are continuing to search to find a new location to host the event, which the group predicts will draw more than 800 attendees, the news provider added.
The event, which was supposed to take place at the Hickory Crawdad stadium, was halted by city officials after venue officials told city officials it might cause protests.