Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Perez Hilton, LGBT activist

[h/t Rex Wockner] Cuban-American Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.) posted the following on his blog yesterday at 12:47 PM:
Warning: Do not go on vacation to the Cayman Islands. They do stupid shit like THIS there! [He filed it under the tag 'Icky Icky Poo'].
The deal:

On Sunday The Caymanian Compass reported that 23 year old US tourist Aaron Chandler had been detained for kissing another man (his partner) at a Cayman Island resort where he was vacationing. He was given a stern lecture by the arresting officer but ultimately let go without being charged.

Yesterday, The Compass reported that Mr. Chandler submitted an official complaint with the Cayman Island's Department of Tourism and that the DoT had released an apology.

Alas, by then, Perez was all over the story, bitchez, which brings up to today's news that the gays actually made The Compass site CRASH!! OMFG!

I have always had mixed feelings about US gays getting all hot and bothered about LGBT rights in the Caribbean only when their idyllic vacations are rudely interrupted (as well as the easy way out of calling for boycotts which conveniently means that they can take a moral stand while forgetting about the gays there) but I am duly impressed by La Hilton's power to shut down a site!


Queers United said...

they need to change this law


Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope you educate yourself more as to what you are talking about. Specifically as it to what is the nature of the government of the Cayman islands as oppose to other sovereign islands in the caribbean. Don't blind yourself by race.