Homophobic policies can cost you. Hotelier Doug Manchester learned that lesson yesterday after GLAAD canceled its “Pride Rocks” reservation at Manchester’s Hyatt after learning that Manchester contributed $125,000 to get a gay marriage ban on November’s ballot. That initiative garnered enough signatures just this week.
GLAAD president Neil Giuliano insists his organization will endorse other Hyatt “Pride Rocks” events, but simply cannot condone Manchester’s branch:
Mr. Manchesterâ€˜s decision to fund an initiative that would hurt loving, committed gay couples makes it impossible for us to continue to be associated with any promotion of his venue. GLAAD strongly encourages members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to speak as one and to withdraw their support from this venueâ€™s event as well.
Consider it done. We prefer the Comfort Inn, anyway.