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Wausau gay pride parade canceled over safety issues, organizer says

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4:18 PM, Jun. 21, 2013
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The organizer of the city's first gay pride parade has canceled the event after what he says has been a backlash of ugliness from the Wausau community.

Daxx Bouvier had planned to hold a gay pride parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, but he decided this week to cancel the event in the wake of negative response from a Wausau City Council member and in articles from several local media sources.

He said in a phone interview Thursday he was disappointed in comments made in those articles by people he had never met. Bouvier, who lives in California but owns a home in Wausau, also said people who had planned to ...

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