The Cosmopolitan Responds to Transgender Incident
The Cosmopolitan, Vegas' flashy new adult playground with slick design, sassy attitude, tongue-in-cheek slogan ("Just the Right Amount of Wrong"), and focus on the gay community has fast become one of our go-to recs for Sin City sleeps. We even highlighted them in our print article Diva Las Vegas (April issue).
Needless to say, reading last week how a trans woman was barred for life after being "caught" using the woman's restroom got us growling. For shame! How could this happen, and from an advertiser in our mag, no less?
They got the message. We spoke with the hotel's reps to follow up on their rather canned first response and, admirably, they didn't pass buck. Instead, they recognized it wasn't a lone security guard showing his bigot card but rather a need to further educate all employees to ensure each guest receives the maximum respect he/she/v deserves.
So if anything, out of the ire comes something positive: the hotel has partnered with Las Vegas Gay and Lesbian Center and plans a training for May 18 to further its commitment to diversity. As for the woman involved? She's welcome back any time.
Official response follows after the jump.