Another Pride festival is experiencing hang-ups. It is likely because there are so many laws, everybody is in violation. One need only get out the fine-tooth comb to put his enemies and rivals away.

Anyway, Catawba Valley Pride organizers did not procure the correct approval for their preferred venue. They signed a contract with the Hickory Crawdads to lease LP Frans Stadium October 1. Little did they know the stadium was owned by the city, and so council approval is needed for non-sports uses. As a result, the event has been moved to Unifour Christian Fellowship in Newton.

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Pride is “a festival for gay and straight people,” but nothing is said about the segregation measures that prevent the festival from just being for people.