jump to navigation

Gay only hotels fear equality law: Will be forced to accept heterosexuals February 4, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Anti-heterosexual, Bisexual, Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, equality law, Gay, gay and lesbian, gay market, Gay Only, Gay only hotels, Guyz hotel, Hamilton Hall, Heterophobic, Heterophobic Discrimination, Heterosexual, Homosexual, Lesbian, Mark Hurst, men only, Sexual Orientation Regulations, UK.
comments closed

Hoteliers chasing the pink tourist pound have joined criticism of a law outlawing discrimination against homosexuals.


The hotels, which cater for the thriving “exclusively gay” tourism market, say that they should be exempt from the Sexual Orientation Regulations as they will be forced to accept heterosexual guests.

Some say that a ban on “gay only” advertising could put them out of business.

There were also concerns that some heterosexual couples might be unhappy if they unwittingly booked into a gay hotel.

John Bellamy, who runs Hamilton Hall, in Bournemouth, described the new laws as “discrimination against gays”. He said: “We are a unique venue and we only admit gay and bisexual men. Under this law, we would go out of business. This so-called anti-discrimination law is actually discriminatory as it discriminates against gays.”

Another hotelier, Mark Hurst, co-owner of the exclusively gay Guyz hotel, in Blackpool, said that his gay clientele would feel uncomfortable mixing with straight customers.

The hotel had been catering for the gay market for the past 20 years, but only went “exclusive” last year because of customer demand.

He said: “It’s not all good news at all. I don’t welcome it one little bit. We intend to stay ‘men only’ exclusively for as long as we can.

“When we had a mixed environment, with gay, bi and heterosexual customers, people didn’t behave as they naturally would.



Lesbian Fire Chief Steps Down Because of Discrimination and Harassment Scandal December 1, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Advancement, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Gay, Heterophobic, Lesbian, Sexual harassment, straight.
comments closed

MINNEAPOLIS — A city panel recommended yesterday that officials fire Bonnie Bleskachek, the nation’s first openly lesbian big-city fire chief, following lawsuits filed by firefighters accusing her of harassment and discrimination.Bleskachek had agreed to step down, but the city’s executive council unanimously rejected a negotiated deal after a closed-door meeting.

“She was pretty stunned ,” said Bleskachek’s lawyer, Jerry Burg.

Mayor R. T. Rybak had announced the agreement in a letter to the city’s executive council in which he wrote that he no longer had confidence in Bleskachek as chief. Neither Rybak nor City Council members would immediately explain why the deal was blocked.

Bleskachek, 43, was hailed as a trailblazer when she was promoted to the top job two years ago, but her tenure has been troubled.

Three female firefighters have sued, alleging various acts of discrimination and sexual harassment. Two of the lawsuits were settled, but this month a male firefighter brought a lawsuit alleging he was denied advancement because he is male and not gay.


Heterosexual Ex-LAPD Officer Alleges Discrimination By Gay Supervisors November 27, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Gay, Heterophobic, Heterophobic Discrimination, Homosexual, Lawsuit, Lesbian, Police.
comments closed

LOS ANGELES — A heterosexual former Los Angeles police officer is suing the department, alleging she was fired after complaining about alleged discrimination by her gay supervisors, according to court papers obtained Monday.  Cindy S. Perez, who alleges wrongful termination, sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation, is asking for unspecified general and punitive damages.  Lt. Paul Vernon, an LAPD spokesman, declined to comment on the lawsuit filed last Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“Being that this is a court case is in litigation, there is nothing I can really say about it,” Vernon said.

Perez, 38, of Buena Park, was hired by the LAPD as an officer in July 1994 and was assigned to the Pacific Division in 2000, according to her court papers.”(Perez) was aware that LAPD’s Pacific Division was and had been a lesbian-friendly environment and had treated non-lesbian females … differently,” her lawsuit states.Heterosexual female officers at the division were targeted for harassment and negative employment actions and were not given the same opportunities as lesbians, she alleges.


Gay and Lesbian Church Launch Ad Blitz: “Would Jesus discriminate?” July 24, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in activist, Ad Blitz, Bible, Card, Christian, Church, Cindi Love, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, conservative, constitutional amendment, Gay, Gay and Lesbian Church Launch Ad Blitz, Indiana, Indianapolis, Lesbian, MCC, Metropolitan Community Church, Mitchell Gold, prejudice, same-sex marriage, Scripture, theological, Would Jesus discriminate.
comments closed

“Would Jesus discriminate?” The question has been popping up on billboards, yard signs and in newspaper ads around conservative central Indiana lately in a new Bible-based appeal for acceptance of gays and lesbians. It’s a campaign organized by a predominantly gay and lesbian denomination — Metropolitan Community Churches — and a Jewish gay activist.

Organizers say the effort is the first in a planned series of campaigns across the country aimed at getting people to take a fresh look at the social justice passages in the Bible.


South Africa: Homosexuals Discriminate Against Heterosexuals and Women because it’s “Necessary” for Democracy July 19, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Gay, gender discrimination, Gender Equality, Heterosexual, Homosexual, Lesbian, South Africa, Women.
comments closed

– It’s okay for guest houses catering to a homosexual clientele to discriminate against heterosexual couples, women, and lesbians, the Commission on Gender Equality ruled recently, saying it is a “necessity in our democratic society.”

The Human Rights Commission received an official complaint against two Amsterdam guest houses over a year ago, stating that the resorts were billed as “men only.” The Gay and Lesbian Alliance initiated the action after claiming to receive 107 complaints of discrimination from women, lesbians and heterosexual couples who had been turned away, Pretoria News reported yesterday.