Strangely absent from the Spectrum’s listings was any mention of the Southern Utah Pride Festival, which attracted 2,500 participants. (No word on how many attended the chili cook-off.)
Now, perhaps it’s unfair to expect listings editors to keep track of a gay-pride festival taking place in Springdale, nearly 50 miles away. Still, you’d think they’d remember something, considering their employer had a $1,000 sponsorship of the event—or at least it did, until management backed out of the deal last month. To its credit, the Spectrum published its agreed-upon ads, but management refused to allow the paper’s logo to appear on any of the festival’s promotional material.