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

Sat. April 23, 2011 6:35 AM by News Staff

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

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

--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)