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04/19/2007


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1079

VIVA LAS VEGAS: NASA tracks its growth since 1972.

BLACK PARTY NYC: The trailer.

CUPCAKE ATM: Didn't these used to be called Automats?

ANIMATED GIFS: The birth of a medium.

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Las Vegas Hotel Apologizes for Kicking Out Trans Woman

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Yesterday I posted about a trans woman who was harassed and then kicked out of the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel for using the women's restroom.

The Cosmopolitan has issued an apology and statement about the ugly incident, Las Vegas Weekly reports:

“The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is committed to maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent dignity of every person, by fostering sensitivity, understanding and mutual respect of our guests and employees.

“We sincerely regret any misunderstanding or inappropriate actions that any member of our staff may have taken. And to ensure increased sensitivity within this area, the organization will focus on continued training and on-going awareness initiatives. In addition, we apologize to the individual guest and welcome her back to the resort anytime.”

Additionally, the hotel stated, “We would like to apologize to the LGBT community and anyone concerned and hope to demonstrate our firm dedication to fair and unbiased treatment of all.”

Previously...
Las Vegas Hotel Bans Trans Woman for Life for Using Bathroom [tr]


Las Vegas Hotel Bans Trans Woman for Life for Using Bathroom

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A transgender woman was reportedly "banned for life" from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas after going there for a drink and using the women's bathroom. 

HotelChatter reports:

Here’s what happened. Stephanie goes to the Cosmo in the early hours of the morning – about 2.30am. She sits down at the Vesper Bar, in the lobby of the hotel, and orders drinks. Her drinks are good, the barman is pleasant, all is well. And then, at 4am, she realizes she needs the bathroom.

She goes, as is her wont, to the women’s restroom, just across from the bar. It’s empty, as you’d expect at 4am on a Monday. Not a single person in there. She powders her nose and exits the restroom, only to be met by two security guards who immediately say “Come with us” and start marching her out of the hotel. As they walk her, they demand to see her ID (to establish her legal gender). It’s in her purse, and she fumbles for it as she’s being forcibly marched through the lobby of the hotel. As she fumbles, one of the men tells her to hurry up. She is scared, and starts apologizing, saying she’s not trying to cause trouble, but it’s hard to walk and look for her ID at the same time.

They march her outside the hotel (the bathroom is near the main entrance) and she finds her ID. One of the guards checks it, establishes that her legal gender is male, and pulls out a yellow form from his pocket and starts writing in her details to the blank spaces. As he does so, he says, “Are you working?” Way to add insult to injury. She doesn’t say “Well as it happens, yes I am working, at the conference, douchebag.” She says no.

There's much more on the incident at HotelChatter...


Wingnut Idol: Sharron Angle's Impromptu Tax Day Performance

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Sharron Angle unleashed her vocal cords at a teabagger tax day rally in Las Vegas on Friday.

No word on how much coin she hauled in the donation cup that was going around.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Lady Gaga Surprise Performance at Krave Nightclub in Vegas

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At this point, it's going to be more surprising if she doesn't hit the local gay club on her tour.

Taking it straight to the monsters, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Report: Madonna Offered $1 Billion Vegas Residency

Madonna Madonna has been offered a five-year, $1 billion dollar Vegas residency, MTV UK reports:

"The Hung Up singer could follow the footsteps of acts such as Celine Dion and Cher who relocated to the gambling capital of America to performing nightly shows at Caesars Palace. Celine’s five-year residency drew nearly three million people to 717 performances, but it’s thought Madge would surpass that. If the deal goes ahead, Madonna would become the third highest paid female entertainer in the world, behind Oprah Winfrey and American homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart. "

Recent reports have also had Madonna planning a six-month hip-hop tour.


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