'Gays for Trump' denied participation in Charlotte, NC Pride Month parade

Members of the group "Gays for Trump" are speaking out after their application to take part in a Pride parade was denied.

The group reportedly applied to participate in a Pride parade and festival in Charlotte, NC in hopes that they could display a float during this year's event. The group received an email back after they submitted their application, though, information "Gays for Trump" that their request to participate had been denied.

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Representatives said they had big plans. They wanted to have drag queens on their float dressed as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty. Representatives from the group say they didn't get an explanation as to why that happened.

"Gays for Trump" organizer Brian Talbert told a local Fox affiliate he felt their denial was hypocritical.

"For a group of people to claim to want tolerance, acceptance, and give it to every single person you can imagine to give it to, for them to sit back and judge me for exercising my right as an American to choose my leader without judgement is hypocritical," said Talbert. "I'm proud of my president. I don't think I should be vilified because I'm proud of a U.S. president as an American."

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A spokesperson for the organization reportedly replied to this incident with a written statement:

"Charlotte Pride reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all groups at the time of their parade application. In the past, we have made similar decisions to decline participation from other organizations espousing anti-LGBTQ religious or public policy stances."

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