The nation of Brunei has received much scrutiny in recent weeks for a new law that will encourage physical punishments, such as lashing and stoning, for women and for people who are LGBT. Today, CNBC reported on the continued pressure being placed on hotels in California owned by Brunei's Sultan.
GLAAD is joining those who have spoken out for the LGBT people of Brunei whose lives are in danger. We are returning donations to the GLAAD Media Awards from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
CNBC reports Sultan of Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection hotel losses amount to at least $1.5 million as boycotts continue.
The sultan of Brunei, a tiny nation that borders Malaysia, has begun imposing Sharia law, which will eventually sente