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Gay Hotelier Ian Reisner Apologizes For Hosting Dinner For Antigay Ted Cruz, Calls It Terrible Mistake

1509690_774213765999802_7413488009034637137_nI am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake. I was ignorant, naive and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all of his positions on gay rights. I’ve spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz’ statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry. I sincerely apologize for hurting the gay community and so many of our friends, family, allies, customers and employees. I will try my best to make up for my poor judgement. Again, I am deeply sorry.”

 

Gay Hotelier Ian Reisner in a note posted to his Facebook page to address the furor about his association with antigay presidential candidate Ted Cruz, which included hosting a dinner in his home and which led to AIDS/HIC fundraiser Broadway Bares canceling its show at the Reisner-owned 42 West