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Indiana Woman Claims Water Park Kicked Her Out Because She's Gay: VIDEO

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An Indiana woman says she was singled out because of her sexual orientation when she was asked to leave a water park during her bachelorette party.

Jill Sweeney said she was forced to leave Michigan Adventure in Muskegon because she was wearing men’s swimming trunks and a tank top, reports The Indy Channel.

The park’s website specifies that "all participants [must] be in swim suits. Street clothes (athletic clothing, nylon shorts, jean shorts, etc.) are not permitted. Metal snaps, buttons, rivets, or zippers are not allowed."

However, Sweeney says she was wearing “men's bathing suit trunks, a sports bra...with no wires and a tank top,” that there is no reference on the website to gender-specific clothing and that other people at the park were wearing street clothes.

Speaking to ABC 57, the park’s manager said that Sweeney was wearing prohibited street clothes.

Watch The Indy Channel's report, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Sorry, but a tank top is not proper attire for a water park. Usually those parks in Michigan have water slides that can catch looser clothing like this. It's not because of her sexuality, it's more than likely because of insurance.

    Posted by: Hrm | Jul 21, 2014 1:07:07 PM

  2. Tanks are not Not proper attire....More Feminist Victimhood Complex.....

    Posted by: styler | Jul 21, 2014 1:12:55 PM

  3. Can she not read? A sports bra would fall under "athletic clothing" and is therefore against the clearly stated rules. Also, does it say in the lesbian handbook that all lesbians must wear shorts and sports bras to swim? If not, how is this singling her out for being gay?

    Posted by: Jmac | Jul 21, 2014 1:29:09 PM

  4. Sorry but this doesn't seem like it has anything to do with her sexuality.
    It was her attire.
    Now had there been other customers dressed as she was who were not singled out, then she might have a point.
    But to simply say it was due to her sexuality is a misrepresentation.

    Posted by: John | Jul 21, 2014 1:33:17 PM

  5. I agree with everyone here. Nothing about sexuality came into play here.

    Posted by: bford | Jul 21, 2014 1:36:59 PM

  6. I grew up going to this park - this is strictly a clothing issue - they are VERY open and accommodating to all kinds of families.

    Posted by: Rich | Jul 21, 2014 1:39:28 PM

  7. Second time towleroad has lied to us about people getting thrown out of waterparks and pools because they're gay. I am officially done with this site and its scaremongering overhyped stories. This used to be a valuable source of gay news but has now devolved into nothing more than propaganda. I will leave it to rick and his many aliases to enjoy in peace.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Jul 21, 2014 1:57:59 PM

  8. LGBs do face real discrimination at some of these parks and facilities, but this case is not an example of that. This woman was thrown out because of her dress. Being a lesbian is one thing, wearing a sports bra and tank is another. I'd also note that none of the other lesbians in the party were thrown out.

    Towleroad is so eager to link LGBs with crossdressing that it unthinkingly runs stories like this.

    Posted by: Mela | Jul 21, 2014 2:12:32 PM

  9. I believe this website is trolling its own readers.


    Posted by: Arkansassy | Jul 21, 2014 2:35:32 PM

  10. Just to confirm her cluelessness to the world, she wears a crucifix around her neck. Is there anything more bizarre than a gay Christian?

    Posted by: Merv | Jul 21, 2014 2:50:52 PM

  11. Sorry but some men's swimming trunks, board shorts, etc. have zippers and/or buttons.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 21, 2014 3:08:43 PM

  12. Did you guys watch the video? It shows other participants wearing street clothing. The manager had no problem with them. All rules should be applied uniformly .

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jul 21, 2014 4:15:40 PM

  13. So she was singled out at a lesbian bachelorette party and none of the other women were gay? Or were they all thrown out? Isn't that what you'd expect if sexuality was the issue?

    Posted by: SFBob | Jul 21, 2014 5:08:06 PM

  14. Agree, Mike. That was the issue, there were people behind her and in front of her that were wearing street clothes almost exactly as what she had on...

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 21, 2014 5:09:51 PM

  15. Fake persecution should be left to the fake Christians.

    Posted by: Pookie | Jul 21, 2014 6:27:35 PM

  16. Folks who didn't watch the video shouldn't make ignorant comments. She *was* singled out; others dressed just as she was were not kicked out of the park.

    Posted by: ChariD | Jul 22, 2014 7:23:29 AM

  17. "Lesbian lifestyle"?! Are the kidding?! Bloody straight people and the media. They can be ridiculous sometimes. Hey straight people! It's not a "choice/lifestyle"! Ugh

    Posted by: Billie | Jul 22, 2014 1:19:27 PM


    Posted by: JILL SWEENEY | Jul 22, 2014 2:05:23 PM


    Posted by: JILL SWEENEY | Jul 22, 2014 2:06:15 PM

  20. Watch the video please before commenting. The were enforcing their policy selectively. They need to be sued for sure.

    Posted by: SentPacking | Jul 24, 2014 11:46:24 AM

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