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Brunei Reminds Us of the Perils of LGBTQ Travel
On April 3, 2019, Brunei implemented a strict policy which carries the death penalty by stoning for gay sex. The move comes as a result of Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s ongoing efforts to introduce a Sharia-based penal code to the Borneo nation.
While homosexuality was already criminalized in Brunei, the recent legislation entails increased punishments in the form of whippings and death by stoning. The strict law has sparked outrage across the globe, with the UN Human Commission condemning the new measures, claiming that they seriously breach international human rights law.
And we at misterb&b are now initiating a boycott and banning all hotels owned by the Sultan from our platform. As the world’s largest gay travel community operating in 135 countries, we are focused on helping the LGBTQ community feel welcome and travel safely with pride throughout the world. We know how important it is to be able to move about the world without fear of brutal retaliation.
Gays can be ‘cured,’ no gay marriage, no abortion: Hollywood hotel honcho outrages protesters
Several dozen opponents of a hotel project approved by the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday protested in the City Hall rotunda after the vote, angered by what they said was the developer’s support of an anti-LGBT group and shortcuts taken in getting the project approved.
The City Council approved the 21-story hotel with a 12-0 vote, clearing the way for it to be built near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Ivar Avenue in Hollywood where a Jack in the Box restaurant now sits.
Opponents of the project have been led by Unite Here Local 11, a union representing 23,000 hotel, airport and food service workers.
The developer of the project, RD Olson, and its president, Bill Wilhelm, have been criticized by Unite Here Local 11 due to Wilhelm’s former membership in Legatus, a Catholic business leader networking group.
Legatus is opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion and in favor of “conversion therapy” aimed at “curing” people of homosexual desires.
My News LA
Airbnb host fined $5,000 for canceling a reservation with a racist comment
She’ll also have to take an Asian-American studies class
An Airbnb host has been fined $5,000 for racial discrimination and will have to take a course in Asian-American studies after canceling a woman’s reservation because of her ethnicity, reports The Guardian. It’s the first time an Airbnb host has been penalized after California regulators passed an agreement that allows officials to test Airbnb hosts for racial discrimination earlier this year.
In February, Dyne Suh, a 26-year-old law clerk, had booked a mountain cabin in Big Bear, California, for $250 a night from Tami Barker for a skiing weekend with friends. Suh had asked Barker if she could bring two friends and two dogs, and Barker agreed on the condition Suh pay an extra $50 per night.
But Barker reportedly texted Suh to cancel the reservation “minutes before they arrived,” writing, “I wouldn’t rent it to u if u were the last person on earth,” and “One word says it all. Asian.”
A Former Airbnb Host in California Has Agreed to Pay $5,000 for Canceling a Booking Based on Ethnicity
The World’s Largest LGBTQ Travel Network Is Endorsing Trump Hotels and People Are Pissed
LGBTQ activists and businesses have expressed outrage over the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s recent listing of three Trump hotels among its “successful businesses supporting LGBTQ tourism.” Trump, his administration and political party have all helped roll back LGBTQ rights nationwide, making the Trump hotels’ inclusion in IGLTA’s ranks seem wrong-headed and tone deaf.
We asked the IGLTA why they included the hotels and also asked a gay travel writer, a longtime LGBTQ travel industry professional and a tourist business owner their thoughts.
Hackers stole credit card info from Trump Hotel guests in 14 different locations