The gays know how to protest!

Posted on 11 May 2010 at 10:10am

June — National Gay Pride Month — is just a few weeks away, and LGBT people from around the world are making plans to head to San Francisco for one of the biggest gay Pride celebrations anywhere.

But one group of San Fran activists wants their fellow LGBT people coming in for Pride to join a boycott of certain hotels in San Francisco called by hotel workers to demand fair contracts and affordable health care. The activists staged a “flash mob” in the lobby of one of the targeted hotels, the Westin St. Francis, singing and dancing to an adapted version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

The video, posted here from YouTube, includes a list of hotels targeted in the boycott. The flash mob was organized by San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ, One Struggle One Fight and The Brass Liberation Orchestra.

Information on the boycott and why the workers have called for it, you can check out SleepWithTheRightPeople.org and HotelWorkersRising.org.

Whether you agree with the boycott or not, and whether you plan to honor the boycott if you are traveling to San Francisco, you’ve got to give the LGBT activists there props for knowing how to stage an informative and entertaining protest.

Check it out.

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