Not so fabulous? Dismissing developmentally disabled gay men from the pool.
The city of Hazard has disciplined two workers involved in a controversy over two gay men who were asked to leave a public swimming pool. On Saturday the city issued a press release from City Manager Carlos Combs announcing the disciplinary actions and promising the city would have more non-discrimination training for all members of the staff at the Hazard Pavilion pool and recreation center as a result of the June 10 incident.
The city also released a report by City Attorney Paul R. Collins that summarized conflicting accounts of what happened when two men with developmental disabilities went swimming at the pool with the social service group Mending Hearts Inc.
At least one witness saw the two men “standing ‘man to man’ or ‘belly to belly’ in the pool … splashing each other with water and pushing each other under the water,” Collins reported. The witness “also said he observed them hug each other on at least one occasion” and give each other a kiss. (LINK)
Apparently, the pool was raining men.