The Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group has been holding its annual Transgender Visibility Day celebration out at Paul Lindsey Park for the past two years, but this year they won’t.

The City of Canyon has denied a permit because of lewd activity during last year’s event.

Performers and vendors for the event say they were surprised to hear about the denial seeing as they try to make the event as family-friendly as possible.

Canyon city officials have declined comment, and the Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group is filing suit.

AATAG Attorneys say the city is infringing on the group’s First Amendment Right of Free Speech.

The group believes the city was emboldened by WT’s president, Dr. Walter Wendler, deciding last March to cancel a charity drag show on campus.