Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buyer Beware: 'Gay-Friendly' Hotels Are Not Always 'Gay-Friendly'

"My boyfriend Eric and I went to Cancun. We stayed at The Gran Melia which was listed online by Expedia as a gay friendly hotel. At check in the man at the front desk asked repeatedly why we as two men would want a king size bed instead of two doubles. He tried to persuade us that two men in a bed was not allowed in the hotel. We brushed it off and were still ready to have a beautiful vacation," writes Matt DeLeva. "The next day... at lunch Eric and I were holding hands. A waiter came over to our table and told us that public displays of affection were not allowed at the Gran Melia since it was family hotel. When we pointed out the straight couple holding hands across the room he reminded us that it was over the fact we are gay. The waiter became very hostile towards us and I had to step in the way to cool down both Eric and the bigot waiter." READ MORE