AIDS Healthcare Foundation moved merchandise into its new Out of the Closet store today using its Condom Nation 18-wheeler. Then they checked into their hotel, the Holiday Inn on Harry Hines Boulevard and parked the truck at the hotel near other 18-wheelers.
AHF Regional Director Adam Ouderkirk said Calvin Hamann, the hotel manager, told them to move the truck by 4 p.m. or he’d call the police. After all, you wouldn’t want a truck promoting condom use seen anywhere on Harry Hines Boulevard, a street best known for prostitution, parked at a hotel a block from Parkland Hospital’s AIDS clinic.
I called Hamann, who seemed to know nothing about the incident, but he said he’d get back in touch with me. We’re waiting.