Earlier today I came across an article about this bigot truck driver. I can’t believe in this day and age this still happens. As I understand it, the owner of the company donated the truck and the time for the parade. I guess thank you is in order. It is also my understanding that no one from the company, Mr. Excavator, has responded to this gross offense against the GLBT community; not even an apology. I found their website and I filled out the contact us page asking the owner if he cared to comment on this. There’s been no response.
One of the reasons we have Pride is to show the world that we are a beautiful, talented community that doesn’t deserve the hatred and bigotry we have to face from ignorant people like Tim from Mr. Excavator. He refused to drive the truck in the Cleveland Pride Parade and drove off, leaving the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland without a float (The picture above is him as he started getting nasty). I sincerely hope that all of you will take the time to contact the owner and let him know just how offended you are. Maybe he’ll listen to you.