In Shift, Ohio State Lets Mascot Join Gay Pride Parade

June 17, 2016

Ohio State University angered many this week when it said that it was canceling a planned appearance by its mascot, Brutus Buckeye (at left), in this weekend's gay pride parade in Columbus. Officials said that they had safety concerns in the wake of Sunday's attack on a gay club in Orlando, Fla. But on Thursday, the university announced a change of heart. Brutus Buckeye will be appearing after all. Ohio State's announcement came just after Ohio University announced that its mascot, Rufus (at right), would be joining the parade.

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