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  • Gay NYC Hoteliers Face Boycott for Hosting Ted Cruz Reception

    04/24/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4/24/2015 | T. Nguyen
    The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about...
  • Boycott fires up after gay NYC hoteliers host Sen. Ted Cruz event

    04/24/2015 5:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    LGBT activists are urging a boycott of two openly gay New York hoteliers who hosted a controversial campaign event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The “Boycott Fire Island Pines Establishments & Out NYC Hotel” page on Facebook, which had amassed nearly 4,000 likes by Friday, questions the conservative company that OutNYC owners Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner chose to keep. The page quotes a critical profile of Cruz written by the Human Rights Campaign. Weiderpass, the co-owner of the Hell’s Kitchen hotel, enraged LGBT activists when he posed for a photo with the Republican presidential hopeful during the Monday affair....
  • Rep. Barney Frank Causes Scene Demanding Discount (Frank Ferry Fare Fandango Fuss)

    07/27/2010 11:56:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 111 replies · 7+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2010 | Staff
    <p>Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday.</p> <p>Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID. A witness reports, "Frank made such a drama over the senior rate that I contemplated offering him the dollar to cool down the situation." Frank made news last year when he was spotted looking uncomfortable around a bevy of topless, well-built men at the Pines Annual Ascension Beach Party.</p>
  • NUDE DUDE SUES: gay WTC survivor claims need of "service dog" for Fire Is. sunbathing

    07/14/2006 6:14:41 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 1,844+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 14, 2006 | ZACH HABERMAN
    Call this tale "Nudie and the Beast." Former bodybuilder Mark DelCore, of Queens, is suing Fire Island officials for the right to have his dog escort him to the beach while he sunbathes nude - which he claims is the only medicine against a mysterious skin disease he contracted after 9/11. The 1998 Gay Games competitor said doctor's orders make it necessary for him to go au natural at the beach - and on top of that, he needs his spunky rat terrier, Cheekies, by his side because the dog provides "emotional support and comfort." A cloud of dust engulfed...
  • PERIL LURKS ON FIRE ISLAND: Chuckie and Boxer look to fill coffers at gay fundraiser

    07/14/2006 7:06:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 1,052+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2006
    A STORMY welcome might await Sens. Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) when they arrive at Fire Island Pines for a July 22 fund-raiser. Fashion mogul Perry Wolfman will open up his bay-front mansion so the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee can fill its coffers with gay dollars. Admission runs from $1,000 to $5,000. But both Schu- mer and Boxer oppose same-sex marriage, which has some Pines activists planning to meet their boat with a noisy protest. "If they don't respect our right to marry, they should not come into our community trolling for money," said one.
  • Eleven Cities Want Dem Convention in 2008

    02/28/2006 11:37:13 AM PST · by rebrane · 40 replies · 2,338+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON Feb 27, 2006 (AP)-- Eleven cities have shown interest in playing host to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, twice the number of cities that applied to get the 2004 gathering. The DNC initially sent out letters to more than 30 cities, giving them an overview and finding out their level of interest. The 11 cities that said they were interested: Anaheim, Calif.; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; New Orleans; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and San Antonio. Some of the cities are in critical swing states like Florida and Arizona, while others are in population centers like New...