mittee, who walked the group through the application to confirm it had no errors or defects.
“Everyone in the planning committee meeting was generally supportive of the application,” McDaniel says in the filing. “In fact, the representative of the Police for the City of Starkville asked the representative from the fire department if we could use the pink fire truck and everyone laughed.”
One anonymous city official is credited
with helping the organization understand the application, but advised the group to keep the LGBT-related content of the application “under the radar.”
McDaniel also criticized the lack of concerns raised by the aldermen in opposition to the parade.
“I believe it is obvious that they denied the permit for Starkville Pride because of the LGBT-related issues we intended to address and the message in favor of LGBT dignity and equality we intended to spread,” McDaniel said in the filing.