Gay Group Cancels Charity Event After Gay Hotel Owner Meets With Ted Cruz
Gay mafia strikes again–
Ian Reisner, left, and Mati Weiderpass, co-owners of The Out NYC hotel, cut the ribbon for New York’s new gay resort hotel, March 1, 2012. (Photo by Richard Drew/AP)
Less than a week after two popular gay New York City hotel owners met with Ted Cruz a gay non-profit group announced its plans to cancel an event at one of Ian Reisner’s hotel.
On Thursday, April 23, an openly gay hotel owner remarked on his Facebook page that he had accepted the opportunity to speak with GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz about LGBT issues.
Only a few hours passed before militant gays began to attack the man for daring to even speak to Cruz. Now, a day later, a gay organization has actually canceled a charity event at the hotel over the conversation.
On his Facebook page, Hotelier Ian Reisner noted that he had a “candid conversation” about LGBT issues with Senator Cruz. While Reisner averred that he “strongly” disagrees with Cruz on those issues, he went on to sensibly and civilly say, “having an open dialogue with those who have differing political opinions is a part of what this country was founded on.”
Despite Reisner’s paean to the American way, his gay clientele firmly disagreed with his desire for dialog and their hate and invective began to fill the comments section of the Facebook post. They were incensed over the fact that the hotelier dared have a mere conversation with Cruz.
Further proving that many in the gay community refuse to even have a simple conversation with conservatives and Republicans, a gay group has now canceled a charity event because Reisner met with Senator Cruz.
On Friday, Tom Viola, Executive Director of the group Broadway Cares, a gay non-profit group that raises money to fight AIDS, announced that his organization was canceling a charity event that was scheduled to be held in Reisner’s hotel.
Ian Reisner came out of the closet while at Salomon Brothers. He spoke out about his experience in a previous video.
A boycott of Fire Island Pines Establishments and Out NYC was organized this week by the gay mafia.