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Sun May 31, 2015, 04:07 AM

Signs Posted in Fire Island Pines Urge Boycott of Businesses Owned by Cruz-Supporting Gay Hotelier

A Towleroad tipster sends along this photo of signs {see link} currently posted in Fire Island Pines urging a boycott of the Pavilion, Botel, Bistro, Sip-N-Twirl, Blue Whale, Pines Pizza, and the Cultured Elephant.

The boycott picked up steam this week after the New York Times revealed that Ian Reisner, the owner of the businesses as well as the OUT NYC hotel, lied about cutting a campaign check to ultra-conservative and anti-LGBT candidate Ted Cruz around the time Reisner and his business partner Mati Weiderpass hosted a reception for Cruz in their Manhattan penthouse. Reisner did, in fact, cut a check for $2,700, the maximum individual contribution allowed.

Since news of the reception broke Reisner and Weiderpass had been telling a different tale.

"There were no checks given, it was nothing like that," Reisner told New York magazine.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2015/05/fipsigns.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 04:14 AM

1. Hosted a reception, but did not cut a check...

and he expects people to believe that?

And who cares-- the hosting was bad enough.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:38 AM

2. I love when free market capitalist

get bit in the ass by the market.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:59 AM

3. Reinser and Weiderpass probably didn't know contributions were public information

But they do now.

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