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Activist Criticizes Gay Casino Bar

1 September 2011 by admin

cleve_jonesOn May 13 of this year, the controversial Resorts Casino in Atlantic City opened Prohibition, the first gay casino nightclub. It was the first venue in an Atlantic City casino to focus on the LGBT culture and was seen by some as a good way of reaching out to a demographic that isn’t necessary big into casino gambling.

That wasn’t enough to satisfy one casino critic, though. Cleve Jones, a longtime gay rights activist, blasted the casino in a press release where the accused the company of bigotry and trying to make money off of gay people without actually respecting them.

In the press release, Jones said that being an ally to the LGBT community means more than flying a rainbow flag and “trying to cash in on an untapped source of income. Being an ally means supporting our community in fights that are important to us, like fighting for marriage equality, ending sexism, and ensuring workers are paid fairly.”

The latter two examples, about sexism and fair wages, don’t seem to have anything to do with LGBT culture, but Jones pressed on with his attack on Resorts Casino. His best point came when he criticized the casino for donating “$100,000 over the past 6 years to New York politicians who oppose gay rights legislation.” That is a fair criticism, though Resorts may have supported those politicians for any number of reasons having nothing to do with gay rights.

In the rest of the letter, Jones criticizes the casino for what he deems sexism and unfair treatment of workers. He brought up the controversial layoffs of cocktail waitresses who didn’t look good enough in their skimpy new uniforms, the “Chick-Tac-Toe” game where players can see if they are “smarter than a bimbo” and the wage cuts on employees.

Resorts Casino almost closed in December but was bought by new management, who made drastic changes in an attempt to rescue the casino. Those changes included giving the casino a sexy new look, adding the gay nightclub, cutting wages and benefits, bringing in sexy stage shows and more. Cleve Jones is a gay activist best known for co-founding the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and creating the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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