Questions Remain About Dominica Arrest of Gay Couple

Author: , March 29th, 2012

Gay Cruise and DominicaAfter authorities in Dominica arrested two gay men aboard an Atlantis cruise, some are questioning why a gay cruise would visit a nation that criminalizes gay sex.

Just days into the Atlantis-sponsored Caribbean cruise, Palm Springs couple Dennis Mayer and John Hart were called to guest relations on the Celebrity ship Summit and arrested for allegedly having sex on their balcony, according to several accounts, bringing to an abrupt end their vacation, and marking the beginning of a legal drama.

Representatives from Atlantis Events did not respond to several attempts by the Blade to discuss the incident, however the company’s president, Rich Campbell, posted a statement addressing the controversy on the Atlantis Events Facebook page on March 22.

Full Story from The Washington Blade

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Fundamental Questions Being Asked About WeHo Pride

Author: , January 18th, 2012

WeHo PrideTuesday night’s regular City Council meeting will deal with commonplace municipal issues such as parking structures, parks, election reform and Advisory Board appointments.

Also on the agenda sits a potentially world-changing item, a report on and discussion of West Hollywood’s LA Gay Pride Parade and Festival’s future. Brought to the table by first-year council member John D’Amico at the last regular meeting of 2011, he raised constituents’ and visitors’ concerns about Pride’s lack of relevance to them.

“I think there is a serious disconnect for a lot of people on that event,” about which he has heard much criticism since his March election. He said he heard from people who called the event “lame” and unbecoming the film capital of the world, “especially with so many creative people living in it.”

Full Story from WeHo News

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