American Family Association Attacks Hilton Hotels For Being “Too Loud and Proud” Of The Gay Community

 

Hilton Hotel Gay Ad

 

Hilton Hotels Worldwide published a full page ad in the June 2016 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine featuring two men in the same bed — smiling, under the covers and wearing t-shirts. Well this was just too, too much for the anti-LGBT hate group the American Family Association’s puritanical morals to handle and it is now attacking Hilton Hotels and has started a petition to tell them just how “offensive” the depiction of two men together in a “straight” magazine really is.

From the AFA website:

In the June, 2016, issue of Travel and Leisure magazine, Hilton Worldwide shocked readers by placing a full-page ad that featured two men in bed together. 

Travel and Leisure isn’t a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual’s homes. It’s a widely distributed mainstream publication that can be found in many public places such as doctors’ or auto repair waiting rooms.

If Hilton had advertised two men playing tennis, cards, or having lunch, that would have been reasonable. However, Hilton chose to make a cultural and social statement by purposely marketing the promotion of homosexuality to a large segment of the population who finds the idea of two men sleeping together unnatural and offensive.

So far, Hilton is defending its decision to promote homosexuality in the magazine and will likely take it further with other forms of mainstream media. Hilton said, “Hilton Worldwide is a global company of diverse cultures serving diverse guests…We are proud to depict and reflect our guest diversity in our advertising…”

TAKE ACTION!

Sign our petition to Hilton Worldwide, urging them to market responsibly by advertising in a more family friendly manner when marketing through mainstream media

The AFA had better be careful, their dozens of protesters are getting spread pretty thin.

If you’d like to congratulate Hilton Hotels on their diverse and inclusive advertising give them a shout out on Twitter @HiltonWorldwide or contacting them via their website

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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2 Responses

  1. Gerry says:

    Maybe Hilton Hotels should have shown two lesbians instead. Because it seems that what really gets the True-Godly’s knickers in a twist is male-on-male sex. Which says more about the true-godly and their own hang ups than it does about the ee-villes of hoe-moe-seckoo-shallitee.

    It’s also pretty amusing that, to them, homosexuality is a violation of God’s Law ™, hence it must be opposed at every turn. Somehow, though, they carefully ignore Lk 16:18 (If a man divorces his wife and marries another, he commits adultery. And if he marries someone who is divorced he commits adultery.

    Hypocrisy. Doncha juss lo-o-o-ove it?

  2. Steve S says:

    Meanwhile 35 Million Heterosexual American people subscribed to a cheaters website, and AFA deems it has the right to criticise Hilton? Maybe they AFA needs to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS?

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