In La Crosse, Wisconsin, where they host an annual festival, the parade commodore shoved a 14-year-old girl who was carrying two rainbow flags just before a parade on Saturday.
According to the La Crosse Tribune:
"Commodore Mark Schneider, who was on a float nearby, approached the girl and put his hands on the flagpole, [the LGBT center's Executive Director Rosanne] St. Sauver said. St. Sauver walked over, placed her hands on the pole and told him, “Please stop, she’s a 14-year-old child.”
“He said, ‘I do not care. Look what you are teaching them,’” St. Sauver said.
That’s when, St. Sauver said, Schneider shoved the girl with his body.
St. Sauver said Schneider told the girl: “Go to a country where they will hang people like you.“
The incident left the teen crying, and others upset, St. Sauver said. This is the first year the center has participated in the parade."
Of course, Schneider denies it.