According to Alternative Luxury Travel by Bruvion, an LGBT advocacy group, “the most dangerous US city to visit for gay travelers” is Detroit, Michigan. Yes, Democrat-dominated Detroit is the most problematic place in the United States for gays and lesbians. The group says Detroit has “a slumping economy, increase in crime, high number of landmark gay bars closing and a severe lack of smart accommodations.”
But local Democrats blame Republicans for the anti-gay problems in Detroit. “It is still legal to fire people in Michigan for being gay,” said Dave Garcia, Executive Director of Affirmations LGBT. “We cannot marry, cannot adopt, and the governor signed away domestic partner benefits for LGBT public employees. Conservatives in Lansing have placed Michigan at a huge economic disadvantage as we continue to lose top LGBT talent to our neighbors by creating a hostile environment state-wide for LGBT people and they must be held accountable for it.”
Detroit is not Lansing, of course. And blaming Lansing for Detroit is not only counterproductive, it’s silly.