The bar's owner, Raymond Bereziuk, has not returned a request for comment, but he told The Cheyenne Post on Monday that the shirts are sold out and he doesn't plan to sell any more. He added that he is "in the bar business, not the apparel business. Wyoming Equality, an LGBTQ advocacy group, shared a photo of one of the shirts in a Facebook post Saturday with the profanity and homophobic slur covered. Wyoming Gov. Cheyenne, where Eagle's Nest is located, is less than an hour from Laramie, where gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard died after being brutally beaten in , sparking nationwide protests and vigils.
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The owner of the bar told a local paper that the shirts were sold out and he wouldn't be reordering them. The controversy comes as Wyoming lawmakers consider a state hate crime law and expanded protections. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A local bar in Cheyenne, Wyoming, sparked outrage across the state after selling homophobic T-shirts advocating for violence against people with AIDS, according to local news reports and a statewide advocacy group.
Wyoming bar under fire for selling shirt advocating anti-gay violence
Username and Password are required. Email is required. A Kentucky apparel decorating company and the imprinted T-shirts the business declined to print for a gay pride festival are at the center of a renewed court battle that pits arguments for freedom of conscience and religion against accusations of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Blaine Adamson.
When Brad E. Mathewson enrolled in a Missouri high school last fall, he saw no reason to keep his sexual orientation in the closet. School officials, though, said that was just where his gay-pride T-shirts belonged.