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Ian Reisner: "I was ignorant, naive and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all of his positions on gay rights."

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At the end of last week we ran several stories on this fundraising dinner Ted Cruz in Manhattan (yes, he was there looking for money) hosted by two prominent gay hoteliers and his effort - like other Republican presidential candidates - to lash out at the "radical gay marriage agenda" as "illegitimate" on the campaign trail while blithely treating the whole issue as an issue best left to states when trying to get money from gay men in New York.

But something else happened at the end of last week that got less attention. One of the main reasons why soon-to-be Attorney General Loretta Lynch's nomination was held up for an unprecedented period of time was that Senator Cruz made it yet another on his list of life or death points of principle for the Conservative movement. And yet, when the whole tangle got solved and she finally got her vote, Cruz didn't even show up to vote.

He was off raising money.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS cancels event that was to be hosted at venue apparently owned by gay hoteliers who hosted fundraiser for Ted Cruz. This seems to be the beginning of a backlash against the fundraiser's hosts. From the BC/EFA website ...

A message from Executive Director Tom Viola:

It is with regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s edition of the Broadway Bares Solo Strips fundraiser, which was scheduled for May 10 at the NYC club 42West. We cannot in good conscience hold an event at a venue whose owners have alienated our community, as reflected in an April 23 New York Times story and anApril 24 follow-up post.

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