A week after telling Howard Stern that she would be staying in Donald Trump's Chicago hotel while filming her show for the Oprah Winfrey Network and subsequently being challenged by AfterEllen’s Trish Bendix to find other accommodations, a spokeswoman for Rosie O'Donnell says the talk host will not be patronizing Trump Chicago.
A representative for Rosie told The Advocate: “She is NOT going to be living or renting a Donald Trump apartment and is still looking at real estate options."
We at GLAAD were happy to hear that Rosie will be staying in a different establishment - preferably one that's not owned by someone who thinks her family shouldn't have access to the same basic protections afforded other families. We issued this statement last night:
"Rosie O'Donnell has sent an important message to the majority of Americans - gay and straight - who don't agree with Donald Trump's statements against marriage equality for all loving and committed couples," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “Fair-minded people should think twice about supporting a businessman who courts our dollars but advocates denying gay and lesbian couples protections that all families need to take care of each other.”
If you haven't already, go here to read about Trump's Bad Deal for Equality and take the pledge to tune out Trump yourself.