Friday, July 07, 2006

Homophobia at Giordano's

There is a Giordanos in Hyde Park, and if you go there, perhaps you should let them know how you feel about this homophobic event that occured at a downtown Giordano's recently.

Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 07:29:37 -0500

Subject: Giordano's Boycott

My friend asked me to pass this along:


Hey again, everyone... Thank you for all your outstanding support so far. We are NOT going to let them get away with this. For the time being, I ask that everyone who reads this, and has anyone in their life who is gay, or who just believes in gay rights in general, please repost this as often as possible... I want the world to know that Giordano's Pizza flat out refused my friends and I service based on the fact we are gay men. Here's the post...

"Hey everyone... So a bunch of us (Jamie *me*, Joe, Adam, Matt, Kyle, Sebastian, Charlie, Cale, and three others) went down to The Taste tonight to see the fireworks display, and had our hearts set on eating at Giordano's pizza at the Prudential building...

We were seated, drink and food orders were placed, and we were waiting for our food, and talking amongst ourselves. Two of the people in our group, who are dating, had their arms around each other, and gave each other one simple kiss. Not but a minute later, the manager, Peter, was at our table telling us we needed to leave, because he did not want to see that in the resturant. He refused to serve our food, and essentially kicked us out for being gay men.

After a while, we realized he was most definately not going to serve our food, so we stood outside Giordano's, all of us with cell phones in hands, calling every media outlet in Chicago. I was only able to get a hold of Kiss FM, and I recorded a sound byte about the situation that I was told they would play it some time tonight. I think some of them got through to FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, and CLTV, the Tribune, and The Sun Times. We also called two lawyers, and plan on calling the corporate office in mass this morning... I'm asking you as all my friends, please don't let them get away with this. We are in the 21st century, and we are still dealing with discrimination. PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN, and repost it to get as much support on our side as we can... Thank you all! God bless!

If you aren't going to call and voice your concern, then at least repost this a few times to help us get our voices heard... Thank you all so very much for your support thus far. God bless you all!


SteveDM said...

Personally I dont like PDA no matter who it is, so I suggest you and your gay friends get a room if you want to make out, otherwise eat your offd keep your hands to yourselves. No one wants to watch people make out with each other while they eat dinner.

Anonymous said...

Nobody made out. 2 guys simply pecked each others lips when the warning occurred. We observed several other straight couples doing similar and much raunchier things. ALSO, we got kicked out when one guy simply put his arm around his boyfriend. So watch your tone buddy and keep your biased hick point of view to yourself.