AUGUSTA – A civil rights march planned by a gay equality advocacy organization has been postponed indefinitely.

The Maine LGBT Civil Rights March was to happen May 30 and culminate with a rally at Capitol Park in Augusta. However, the march has been postponed, according to a news release on a website dedicated to the march.

In the release, organizers said they “garnered significant support from inside Maine and across the country and were successful at handling logistical tasks; however, we were unable to generate enough participation from grassroots organizers on the ground within Maine itself to give it a life of its own.”

The city of Hallowell had already granted a parade permit.

Organizers, according to their permit filed with the city, planned to have some marchers gather in Hallowell and march to Capitol Park, where there would have been speakers.

Groups from northern and eastern Maine would have met at Williams Park in Augusta and marched together to Capitol Park while groups from southern and western Maine would have met in Hallowell and marched to the park, according to the organization’s schedule.

Organizers could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

The event was organized after November’s passage of Question 1, which repealed Maine’s same-sex marriage law.


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