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Gay Activists to Hold 'Love-In' at Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Homophobia
Last year, when news broke that the owners of Chick-Fil-A were homophobic bigots, protests ensued to let consumers know who they were buying their fried chicken from.
Now, gay rights activists would like to provide the same information to the public about the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The hotel is owned by Brunei, a country in which male homosexuality is illegal. To let would-be diners or dwellers know about the hotel's links, two half-naked men will frolic in a bed outside the hotel at noon today.
The event, which is being calle a "love-in," is being put on in part by an activist group called Unite Here. According to a statement, those involved with the protest hope to ask the public: "If you wouldn’t eat at Chik-Fil-A, why would you dine at the Beverly Hills Hotel?"