There’s more bent backlash for San Diego business man Doug Manchester.
GLAAD fired the first shot last month when they announced they would not hold their annual Pride Rocks event at Manchester’s Hyatt hotel. The reason? Manchester donated $125,000 of his own money to an initiative aimed at reversing California’s gay marriage ruling.
Now, equally furious at Manchester’s contribution, a group of gay leaders are calling for a boycott of Manchester’s hotels.
Fred Karger, who is helping to organize the boycott and is running an organization opposed to Proposition 8, said he is also urging the public to boycott Manchester’s other hotel, the Grand Del Mar.
“This is someone who is giving an exorbitant amount of money to write discrimination into the constitution for the very first time,” he said.
Karger said he hopes the boycott will send a message to other potential contributors to the Proposition 8 campaign.
“Our goal is to create a business loss for people who contribute,” he said. “We want to make it a little uncomfortable.”
Karger and company made clear that they have no beef with Hyatt hotels in general, just Manchester. Manchester, meanwhile, insists he has nothing personally against gay people, just gay marriage, and still welcomes the homos in his hotel. We’re sure he does…