More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Palm Springs Resort Raises Funds for The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and GLAAD
La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA has initiated a fundraiser to fight bullying! For every Hotel reservation or Spa appontment made by guests at La Dolce Vita for a stay or a spa treatment between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013, La Dolce Vita will donate $5.00 to The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and other organizations across the nation who will invest these funds for anti-bullying education and awareness programs, including GLAAD.
“We hope to raise thousands of dollars toward anti-bullying efforts,” remarks Ken Stabins, owner of La Dolce Vita. “Both my partner Tim and I are sickened and angry by the continued abuse of kids by kids, especially LGBT kids. We do not have to settle with “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names (words) will never hurt me.” Sticks and stones, fists and name calling do hurt, both physically and emotionally. Sorry, we are very passionate about the subject.”
According to John O’Connor, Executive Director of The Center who is working with La Dolce Vita along with GLAAD on this fund raiser, “The Center’s new anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District will reach 2,000 students per year. The program, while educational and beneficial for all, truly aims to save lives and get help to kids who need it.”
La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa has also created a promotional code for guests to donate to GLAAD. Enter the code "GLAAD" when booking your reservation online or when calling the Resort & Spa for a reservation during December 2012 and January 2013 to give $5.00 to GLAAD.
Guests can book their hotel reservations and spa treatments on-line by going to www.LaDolceVitaResort.com or by calling the Resort at 760-325-2686. For more information regarding this program, contact Ken Stabins at contactus@LaDolceVitaResort.com.