Ohio Food Truck, Customers Defend Couple Against Anti-Gay Bullying
January 3, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Over the weekend a Columbus, Ohio food truck employees and several of its customers stood in defense of two gay men who were heckled while waiting in line.
A man was denied service after telling Joel Diaz and a friend, who were holding hands while they waited in line at Mikey’s Late Night Slice, to stop the “gay shit,” Diaz wrote in an article for the Huffington Post.
According to Diaz, who is a member of HRC's Columbus Steering Committee, the majority of the customers in line called out the man’s anti-gay comment. As the man become more irate, the truck’s employees asked him to step out of line.
After hearing of the incident, Mikey’s Late Night Slice posted a statement to its Facebook page applauding their employees’ response.
“We can’t tell you how proud we are of our truck workers that night for speaking up and doing the right thing,” the company posted.
Read Diaz’s account of the incident in its entirety on The Huffington Post.
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