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Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Hotel Tells Gay Couple It Won’t Host an "Equal" Wedding Between Two Men

Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Hotel Tells Gay Couple It Won’t Host an “Equal” Wedding Between Two Men

Josh Rimer (Who happens to be Mr. Gay Canada) and his fiancé Heath wanted to have their wedding at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center in the usually LGBT friendly city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but after inquiring about a booking the hotel told them that it won’t host a “equal” same-sex wedding.

“This is probably the most homophobic experience I’ve ever encountered personally in my entire life” Rimer said. “It’s not like I’m trying to book a wedding in Uganda! This is Puerto Vallarta! It should not be an issue.”

According to Rimer the manager at the hotel told him “we don’t specialize in same-sex weddings” and suggested other hotels that do.

Rimer later received an email from the manager that read, in part: “I am infinitely grateful that you have thought of Sheraton for your big day., however, our hotel and our staff is not specialized to carry out an equal wedding and we would not like to take your wedding as a trial and error as our service could be poor compared to what characterized Sheraton, because we know and we are aware that is your special day for you and your fiancé, and do not want that by our non-specialized service some conflict can be generated on your big day.

The Marriott Corporation which owns Sheraton said they were looking into the matter.

We are troubled and greatly concerned about the experience reported by Mr. Rimer.  Marriott has long been committed to providing an environment where all are welcome including our LGBTQ guests and their loved ones. We have contacted Mr. Rimer and expressed our sincerest apologies for his experience.  In addition, we are looking further into the matter to better understand what happened and do what we can to prevent hurtful experiences like this from happening again.” Jeff Flaherty, Marriott spokesperson with Global Communications & Public Affairs

Nothing short of the firing of the Sheraton manager, a public apology, and a the resort hosting the same-sex wedding for free will come close to making up for the insult, humiliation and degradation the couple has been put through.

You all know what to do.

Sheraton BuganviliasAddress: Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio No 999 Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Zona Hotelera, Nte, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Phone: +52 322 226 0404

*Parent organizationMarriott International – Customer service: 1 (800) 325-3535

Naked Men Are Being Tied To Lampposts In Puerto Vallarta In Bizarre Crime Wave

Naked Men Are Being Tied To Lampposts In Puerto Vallarta In Bizarre Crime Wave

Puerto Vallarta police are baffled after 10 naked men have been found tied naked to lamp poles around the city with the letter “R” shaved into the back of each man’s head.

On Wednesday when people reported a naked man tied to a pole in the Valentín Gómez Farías neighborhood the victim Alejandro “N”, 25 years old was tied to a post and naked and with slaps on his buttocks. 

Minutes later, another naked man was reported tied up and naked in Aguamarina and Diamante, in the colony Joyas del Pedregal.

In all six naked men were found naked tied to poles in Puerto Vallarta a few minutes apart on Wednesday night in Puerto Vallarta, at which time police released the information that 4 other men were found in the same condition the night before bringing the total number of men to 10.  

All of the men were found with the with the letter “R”  shaved into their heads and authorities suspect the “R” stands for “rat,” a common term to describe thieves and that possibly local vigilantes are to blame. They also say it could be a conflict between rival gangs.

Many of the men said they were abducted from their homes, but claim they have no idea who did it or why.