Hoping to score some rainbow cupcakes to celebrate next month’s National Coming Out Day, the gays at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis were told by local bakery Just Cookies it couldn’t complete the order because, as owner David Stockton told a reporter, “we’re a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that.” (David’s wife, meanwhile, says the bakery doesn’t even make cupcakes.) Now the mayor and a local radio show are involved. Yikes!
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s spokesman says the bakery’s actions are “unacceptable. They are in the City Market, it’s an equal accommodations establishment.” The mayor’s deputy chief of staff Robert Vane says the city has begun an investigation into the discrimination.
In the meantime The Scotty Show, a local radio program, is hosting the 1st Annual Gay Cupcake Party this Friday in response. Says host DJ Rayne: “It was definitely one of those things that hit home, you know our position with the gay community is so strong, we definitely want to be a part of it as much as we can, this had to be brought to light.”
Suffice to say, Just Cookies isn’t catering; cupcakes will be provided by The Flying Cupcake. So go on gays, run to your carbs!