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Ohio State pulls mascot Brutus Buckeye from LGBT Pride event, citing safety concerns

Ohio State pulls mascot Brutus Buckeye from LGBT Pride event, citing safety concerns

Brutus Buckeye won’t be making history after all.

Citing safety concerns following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday morning, the Ohio State spirit team pulled the university’s mascot from this weekend’s LGBT Pride parade and festival in Columbus.

Brutus was going to appear alongside the Columbus Ohio Gay Lesbian Ally Hockey Assn., which said he would have been the first Big Ten and Division I mascot to take part in a gay pride parade.

The association announced Brutus’ withdrawal from the event Wednesday on...

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