18 posts categorized "MATI WEIDERPASS"

May 11 2015
Mati Weiderpass Negates His Own Apology, Brands His Critics EXTREMISTS Comments (0)

Mati Weiderpass's previous apology was fake. Now, he's simply going on offense, branding people who questioned his involvement with Ted Cruz as “extremists.”

6a00d8341c730253ef01b8d111feef970cExcuse me, but if you think gay people are extremists for objecting to gay business leaders kissing the ass of a man who has risen to power in part by explicitly demonizing gay people, you're either completely disingenuous or you're simply saving your own ass.

Anyone who's ever defending Reisner and Weiderpass should eat their words, as these grotesque men now seem to feel the best route to making things right is to make them even more wrong.

 
May 08 2015
Instead Of Boycotting Reisner & Weiderpass, Buycott! Comments (0)

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A great way to think about boycotting ...

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May 05 2015
Need To Know: Collage Of Consent + Shaved Pussy + Met Ball Double-Takes + Wrestlemania + Texas Justice + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBoycotting Reisner & Weiderpass is a watershed moment.

*widget boy cultureMadonna lost her Moschino gown for some hip-HOTpants.

*widget boy cultureThe expression on SJP's face is just ... priceless.

*widget boy cultureIs Rihanna's gown cheesy?

*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus flaunts mother-of-pearl hair.

*widget boy cultureSolange Knowles looks ... interesting.

*widget boy cultureMelissa Rivers says her mom's death was “100% preventable.”

*widget boy cultureHot wrestler action!

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*widget boy cultureTexas terrorist was on watch list for years. UN chief condemns.

*widget boy cultureFox News quisling Guy Benson is gay, but doesn't care about gay rights.

*widget boy cultureFirst gay kiss on Dodgers kiss-cam!

*widget boy cultureBy now you've heard: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

*widget boy cultureBrett Chukerman (even if you don't know him) looks good nekkid.

*widget boy cultureEllen Albertini Down, whose career started in her 70s, dies @ 101.

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May 04 2015
Out Professionals Group Rejects Fire Island Pines Boycott: Here's Why Comments (0)

OutProfessionals.org is holding a mixer on Fire Island. A friend wrote them to ask why they're going ahead with this, when other organizations have been cutting ties to properties owned by Ian Reisner and/or Mati Weiderpass.

They replied:

Thank you for contacting us about the mixer in Fire Island Pines. We have been monitoring the situation as it has unfolded and the venue, the only one of its kind in the Pines, was booked prior to this controversy. We have also been informed that Ian Reisner, the individual in question, is not the owner nor the operator of Sip-n-Twirl. He is one of several investors in what was known as Fire Island Pines Ventures, which licenses Sip-n-Twirl as well as the Bistro and Pines Pizza. The owner-operator of Sip-n-Twirl has been a strong member of and advocate for the Fire Island LGBT community for many years.

So in order to boycott something, the target in question must be full owner and operator? And it helps, if you're going to cozy up to anti-gay forces, to use pro-gay co-investors to provide you cover? 

UPDATE: Jack Schlegel of Out Professionals sent this to Boy Culture:

As a resident of the Pines since 1976, I attended a special meeting of the community this weekend. 
 
Jay Pagano, president of Fire Island Pines Property Owners Assn, today e-mailed his summary of what took place:
 
I was very pleased by the meeting at Whyte Hall on Saturday to discuss the proposed boycott of the new commercial establishment in the Pines.  The proposed boycott results from the new owner Ian Reisner's hosting a Republican presidential candidate opposed to LGBT rights.  Approximately 300 people attended.  Attendees included homeowners, renters and workers in the community.  A wide range of opinions were expressed and the discussion was very civil.   There was a shared community outrage at Ian's affiliation with Ted Cruz.  Considerable support was expressed for co-owner PJ McAteer.  Sentiment was expressed for Ian selling his interest and FIPPOA was asked if it was possible for us to buy it, which we are legally barred from doing, even if that were financially possible.   There was a keen feeling that a boycott was not the correct action because it would have a significantly detrimental impact on the Pines and people having nothing to do with the matter.   The general view was that a boycott would be unduly harmful and that the Pines should not suffer for the conduct of one person.  There was a great deal of discussion of what Ian could do in recompense.  

Recommendations included:
*  A sincere apology from Ian that we can believe.
* A percentage of the profits of the properties or an outright contribution to organizations and/or candidates supporting LGBT rights.
* A contribution to the organizations that were encouraged to cancel events at the Out Hotel this week.
* A contribution to FIPPOA PAC to be distributed to candidates supporting LGBT rights.

FIPPOA was directed to convey to Ian the substance of the meeting and the recommended actions, which we will do.  The Pines can be proud that we came together, expressed our views to each other, agreeing and disagreeing and resolving to come together and move forward.
 
Some background:
 
Sip•n•Twirl is housed on the second floor of a building owned by Nicole LaFountaine, a longtime  property owner and former Pines fire commissioner. Nicole assured the standing-room-only crowd that Reisner and Weiderpass own no part of her building, which also house the Bistro and Pines Pizza. 
 
Like Sip•n•Twirl, those businesses have been owned by PJ McAteer, for 10 years a popular and community-minded figure in the Pines. 
 
In contrast, the premises constituting “80% of the commercial property in the Pines” are on the harbor. 
 
Until the recent sale, they were owned by FIP Ventures, a partnership of Andrew Kirtzman, Seth Weissman and Matt Blesso. Until now, PJ’s three businesses were independent of them. It is now my understanding that the business entity that has replaced FIP Venters now licenses Sip•n•Twirl as well as the Bistro and Pines Pizza.
 
This, recently from PJ to the Pines community:
 
“Ian Reisner, one of my investors, is not part of any of our day-to-day business operations, not the owner on-island, rolling up his sleeves, training an expanded staff to prepare for, and ultimately — and caringly — serve the Pines community," wrote McAteer. "On the flip side, I am not involved in, or consulted about, Ian's outside-the-partnership activities and associations. I was as surprised to hear of the Senator Cruz issue as everyone else.

So in summary, it appears that Reisner IS a part owner of the businesses in the Pines that are the subject of a suggested boycott (maybe 20%?), but their other owners, many locals and others feel that boycotting those businesses to punish Reisner will kill those businesses unfairly.

If that's the case, then it would appear that Reisner just has to keep doing business with good people and he can get away with murder, er, metaphorically speaking.

 
Anti-Up: Avoid Gay Businesses That Fund Anti-Gay Causes Comments (0)

 

This should be a no-brainer: Don't fund gay-owned businesses that give their dollars and clout to anti-gay forces.

 
May 03 2015
He Love$ The Nightlife Comments (0)

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NYC nightlife legend John Blair calmly eviscerates Ian Reisner for Reisner's ridiculously tone-deaf comments that gay people are too cheap for businesspeople to make any money on gay bars and clubs.

Reisner just keeps digging.

 
May 02 2015
Need To Know: I Know Nothink! + Age-Old Problem + Pit Stop + Killer Ending + MORE! Comments (0)

 

*widget boy cultureChristie damn well knew. Allegedly. Probably. Duh.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing writer for WSJ mocks outrage against Reisner & Weiderpass, on cue.

*widget boy cultureHow-Old.net may give false hope.

*widget boy cultureGay/straight prom dates rake in $10K from Ellen.

*widget boy cultureWilliam & Kate welcome baby girl, Her Royal Highness Princess ...?

*widget boy cultureMiley dyed her hair. No, not that hair. That hair.

*widget boy cultureGay conservative sells out gay marriage in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureWAY LESS THAN ZERO: Robert Downey Jr. attacks indie cinema.

*widget boy cultureNepal earthquake so powerful it shortened Mount Everest.

*widget boy cultureWhy Bruce Jenner is getting his ass sued.

*widget boy cultureTASMANIAN DEVILS: “Religious freedom” law trumps right to education.

*widget boy culturePorn actor Rylan Knox commits suicide. (Work Unfriendly)

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Apr 29 2015
Need To Know: Beach Blast From The Past + Psycho's Killer + Marriage Equivocation + Hillary Primaried From The Far-Left + 'Bell Boy + Dragging The Queens + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLittle Red Riding Hood at the beach in ... 1913!

*widget boy cultureMeet the inmate who murdered Jeffrey Dahmer, cannibal monster.

*widget boy cultureLegal scholar tries to calm the left on Justice Kennedy's marriage vote. 

*widget boy culture... but did anti-gay lawyer give Kennedy coverage to vote pro-gay?

*widget boy cultureCALM DOWN, FAGGY: Total puff piece on Reisner/Weiderpass in Time.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders wants to be this year's Ralph Nader.

*widget boy cultureAustin Falk on 2 Broke Girls:

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*widget boy cultureAlleged murderer gives incriminating TV interview.

*widget boy cultureKim Richards: Pills and pot.

*widget boy cultureSUDDEN DEATH: Performers who dropped dead mid-performance.

*widget boy cultureJames Corden praises Bruce Jenner.

*widget boy cultureWhat's your favorite fast food? Me: Taco Bell of the early '90s.

*widget boy cultureToday's Baltimore Orioles game will be played in an empty stadium.

*widget boy cultureBaltimore isn't just about Freddie Gray.

*widget boy cultureDrag queens reading nasty tweets.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey poses with Photoshopped self, eliciting mean tweets.

*widget boy cultureMore Zac Efron ass shots.

*widget boy cultureGay Punk'd gag leads to much discomfit and death threat.

*widget boy culturePeople You Know: Season 1, Part 2.

*widget boy culture5 new Madonna remixes.

*widget boy cultureKit Williamson gets engaged!

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