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Donald Trump's views on gay issues might hurt hotels, resorts

Chicago — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump might win some conservative votes by denying gays and lesbians rights, but his hotels, resorts may suffer.

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Donald Trump 
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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is asking supporters to "Tune Out Trump" and reject his television shows and his hotels, resorts, and golf courses.

GLAAD said that Trump had recently rejected the concept of civil unions and even medical benefits for same-sex partners, and offered this smattering of Trump quotes to support their point:

"I'm not in favor of gay marriage. They should not be able to marry."

"I just don't feel good about it. I don't feel right about it. I'm against it… I'm opposed to gay marriage."

Trump's businesses stretch across the country, including in New York:
--Trump World Tower
--Trump Tower
--Trump Plaza
--40 Wall Street
--1290 Avenue of the Americas
--West Side development
--Trump Park Ave. (Delmonico Hotel)
--Trump International Hotel
--The Residences at Trump National in Westchester County

Elsewhere:
--Bank of America Center, San Francisco
--Trump Entertainment (casinos) (Atlantic City)
--Trump Las Vegas
--Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach, FL)
--Trump Chicago
--Miami Beach Hotel/Trump International Beach Resort (Miami, FL)

Golf Courses:
--Trump International Golf Club, Raffles Resort (Canouan Island, The Grenadines)
--Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster (Bedminster, NJ)
--Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
--Trump International Golf Club (West Palm Beach, FL)

On TV:
--The Apprentice (and various spinoffs)
--Miss Universe / Miss USA Pageants
--Fox and Friends (Fox News)
 
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I was considering staying at a Trump hotel recently. Now I never will.
Posted by Simeon Humphreys on Sat, 4/23/2011 11:18 AM
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Excellent point. Let the GLBT boycott of anything Trump begin.
Posted by Terry Andrews on Sat, 4/23/2011 11:35 AM
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why the HELL is anyone taking this douche seriously? he is never going to run...he is a meglomaniac trying to drum up publicity for himself and his crappy "reality" tv show! :-P
Posted by Thom Davis on Sat, 4/23/2011 1:26 PM
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It would be easy to boycot Trump, I don't like anything he does.
Posted by Mark on Sat, 4/23/2011 6:59 PM
I don't believe in his right to marry either.
Posted by caryjd on Sat, 4/23/2011 7:11 PM
Donald Trump is one lucky Bastard . His "empire" feeds via the trivialities of poor sickening minds he corruptively lobbied. Decades of financial successes molded his Self righteousness and self worth even to a point of ' passively and actively robbing his fellow Americans the Basic Civil Right of MArriage as he have claimed. In my Opinion this is a form of " Terror" to my fellow LGBTQ Americans.
.We all KNow He has the "persistence and the resources to make it happen. Religious Dogma imposes numerous levels of 'fears' , even parents reject their own young because of these "fears". Our existence as Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgender wink wink ' Queer in this country " trembles " his Inner Core.
Thus I ask my " Freedom Loving Brothers and Sisters to SHOW him and His Entourage How Powerful and Fierceful Citizens we all are.
I am not looking for his ruins nor his family's but FAIRNESS , THATS ALL...Each and Everyone of US in the LGBTQ community have to contribute to betterment of our Community and children's Future. Lets' FIRE that Son of a Bitch!!! :-)

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Posted by M on Sat, 4/23/2011 10:18 PM
There is a Trump Tower Condominiums in the planning stages in Atlanta. I will ostracize anyone who moves there. I don't care if you can buy a penthouse for $7.67, I will ostracize you.
Posted by morganeubanks@earthlink.net on Sat, 4/23/2011 11:27 PM
Preposterous. Who gives a flying fxxk if you, Donald, "feel right about it." When oh when will this country stop taking opinion polls on whether or not discrimination and ascribing 2nd class citizenship to ANY American citizen is okay? That is the only real issue here. No different than racism or sexism. It is obscene to have people "weigh in" on their prejudice as if it were merely an opinion and therefore their right. If there is a hell, it is strewn with racists, sexists and homophobes. Hypocrites!
Posted by EQUALITYNOW on Wed, 4/27/2011 10:30 AM
I believe in people's right to choose what path they desire in life and ass holes like Trump and the rest of his entourage are old Supremacists’ that hate all people that don't look, talk, or act like them, meaning idiots! His life is filled with superficial crap. His bankruptcies alone are enough to show what an irresponsible idiot he really is and to top the ignorant level off, who is he to say who can and cannot marry. Someone needs to put a restriction on the whore of a beast/young girl molester! I don't like anything Trumps stands for, and Trump, get a real toupee, and take that animal off your head if you’re not going to get a birth certificate for it!
Posted by Kitty47 on Thu, 4/28/2011 9:39 AM
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