Families planning their big day at Disney World in the next week need to take note – Saturday, June 1 is officially “Gay Day” at Florida’s popular tourist attraction. To help spread the word, the Florida Family Association has created a campaign that uses aircraft banners to warn families about Gay Day before they enter Disney World.
For the past three years, the FFA has hired an aircraft company to fly banners around Disney World in Orlando to warn families about Gay Day before they pay Disney for parking and admission.
The group has had a team attend several past Gay Days at Disney, and they routinely watched “thousands of people enter the park after they paid for parking, tickets and novelties only to see the gay day revelry and leave the park immediately,” according to FFA.
One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association has routinely contacted Disney over the years. The response from Disney has been that they do not sponsor the gay-themed events, but they also take no action to stop it.
“Homosexuals will be celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Gay Day wearing matching Gay Day merchandise, such as T-shirts,” the One Million Moms website reads. “There will also be transvestites dressed in drag showing their support for the event.”
Criticism of the event doesn’t stop with heterosexuals. Pete Werner, founder of DIS Unplugged, is a self-professed “42-year-old gay man living in Orlando,” who says in his blog that during the first week of June, the place looks a lot more like South Beach than Disney World and writes:
Over the years I have heard about, and have witnessed, what is commonly referred to as PDA (public displays of affection) during gay days, and almost always it’s done in full view of a family, or at least children. I don’t care if you’re straight or gay, there are some things kids don’t need to see – and trust me, two queens frenching outside Cinderella castle is really high on that list.
I can’t help but think of, and feel sorry for – the unsuspecting family who saved for years for a once in a lifetime trip – only to arrive and find that Disney had in fact, been invaded by he-women and shaved down muscle boys. By itself that would not be a problem, but the sheer number of people who seem to go out of their way to rub their sexuality in everyones face during this ‘event’ is nothing short of disgraceful.
Funded by private donations and, given the past two year’s success, the FFA’s banners will fly for two days along the Interstate 4 corridor, where many hotels are located and where travelers exit for Disney World, beginning on Friday, May 31. The banner will read “WARNING GAY DAY AT DISNEY 6/1,” in English and Spanish. The Spanish version was added to communicate to South American tourists and local Spanish speaking residents.
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