Gov. Mike Pence Pens Pride Welcome Letter, Fails To Mention LGBT People

Shutdown_Indiana_inev1_t60712When it comes to treating the gays with respect, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence just can’t seem to get it right. Ever.

The unpopular governor, who announced he will not be running for President after receiving a storm of national backlash for signing an antigay “religious freedom” bill, issued an official welcome letter for the upcoming Pride festival in Indianapolis.

But there’s a little problem.

He managed to “forget” to mention anything about the fact that Pride is an LGBT celebration. Or include anything even remotely gay. It’s just a generic copy-and-paste letter with his signature at the bottom.

The letter reads:


On behalf of the people of Indiana, welcome to Indianapolis. I am confident that those of you who traveled from out of state will come to know our famous Hoosier Hospitality.

Our state’s capital city is well known as a destination for conventions, festivals, business meetings and other events. In fact, a recent USA TODAY Reader’s Choice digital poll ranked Indianapolis as the Best Convention City in the country.

Like so many other organizations who continue to use Indianapolis as their destination of choice, I am confident you will come to know a vibrant city.

During your stay, please explore the many entertainment options Indianapolis has to offer such as our museums, restaurants, theaters, historic landmarks, White River State Park, and the Indianapolis Zoo, just to name a few.

So, once again, welcome to Indiana. We hope you enjoy your stay.


Mike Pence

After the whole “religious freedom” bill disaster earlier this year, the state of Indiana paid an outside PR firm $2 million (taxpayer) dollars to try and fix its badly tarnished reputation.

Nice to see that investment is paying off.

h/t: The Bilerico Project