Monday, 6 June 2011

When you wished upon a star, were gay days at Disney World an option?

Today sees the end of the annual Gay Days event at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But just in case people hadn’t noticed thousands of gayers at the venue, a homophobic group hired an aeroplane to fly a banner over the area warning families. The Florida Family Association contracted the plane on Friday and Saturday to fly a banner that read: “Warning Gay Day At Disney 6/4.”

In a statement it said: “Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, Florida Family Association contracted this aircraft company to fly a seven foot high banner for ten hours the day before and ten hours the day of Gay Pride Day at Disney World. Florida Family Association wants to warn these families about this offensive event before they arrive at the Magic Kingdom on Saturday. This airplane banner is our best effort to accomplish that goal.”

The ‘offensive event’ that the group referred to included people wearing pro-gay T-shirts, same sex couples hugging, holding hands, “groping each other” and some punters were even “dressed in drag”. The event is in its twentieth year and brings in around $150m to Disney, hotel owners, restaurants, bars, clubs and other local businesses.

“The economy is improving because of what Gay Days bring into it,” said Gay Day President Chris Alexander-Manley. “Our crowd behaves better than most convention crowds, so come on out and see what it’s really about.

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UPDATE: Even better is this hate-filled page from - I mean, there were even cases of “group urination in public restrooms,” for God’s sake. Can you imagine?

God bless America!