I moved to Bay Area of California a couple of years ago, and despite the Earthquakes, forest fires and insane home prices, I love it here. One of the reason why I love it is the diversity and acceptance of other cultures and lifestyles. It’s not perfect, of course, but things like race and sexual preference don’t seem to matter as much as it did where I used to live.
So when I see stuff like this, it gets under my skin:
A $125,000 donation in support of an anti-gay marriage initiative by a San Diego hotelier has drawn the ire of gay and lesbian activists and local labor unions who are now calling for a boycott.
Organizers held a news conference in front of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, near Seaport Village, on Thursday. A coalition of LGBT community leaders and the labor movement spoke out against Doug Manchester, who contributed a donation in support of Proposition 8, which would allow only men and women to marry in the state of California. The group opposes the ballot measure because it threatens the recent state Supreme Court decision that allows marriage between men and women.
Retailer/blogger Chris Butcher comments:
I know it’s unlikely that anyone is canceling a hotel reservation for Comic Con at this late date, but if you wanted to take the time to tell the owner what an asshole he is on those handy comment cards they provide you, or perhaps in other more creative ways, well, I would support your decision.
For my part, the Hyatt can go fuck itself. I’ll be drinking elsewhere. I’d invite you to do the same.
Here, here. I’m glad I’m booked somewhere else besides the Hyatt.