Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kansas Bigotry: Fighting back

[updated 7:16 p.m.]

By Diane Silver

The attempt by some people in tiny Meade, Kan., to harass a local hotel for flying a rainbow flag is backfiring. Today, there is news that the state's gay-rights group is supporting the hotel and using the Meade incident as a way to bolster its own work.

The Southwest Kansas Chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition is holding its Aug. 13 meeting at the the hotel and is raffling off a chance to stay in the hotel. The chapter notes:
The southwest Kansas chapter of Kansas Equality Coalition has been working to let the innkeepers, and neighboring citizens of Meade, how much we appreciate the inn for not backing down.
The Chapter's web site also says:
We'd like to encourage all our chapter members to buy a raffle ticket and support the southwest chapter. You don't have to be present at their meeting on the 13th to win.
To enter the raffle, send $5 by August 13th to:
KEC Southwest
PO Box 1432
Dodge City, Kansas 67801

For more information on the issue and a statement from the hotel owners see Laura's Playground site here.

For background on the ongoing story, see here.

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