Update: Michael Weaver, CMO at Wynn Resorts released a statement on this incident. Please read below.
In order to maintain a five-star experience, Wynn Las Vegas requests that guests adhere to certain dress code policies throughout the resort. In the Encore Beach Club, we had a policy, clearly posted at the entrance, which prohibited Speedos. Upon receiving a guest complaint, we reviewed the policy and have changed it. The new policy will allow Speedos, but will prohibit risqué and indecent swimwear for both men and women. We will include the new policy on entry signage, as well as the club website, in order to help guests plan appropriately and enjoy a welcoming environment. We apologize to the guest who was affected by our previous policy.
Regarding LGBTQ+ guests, our policy has been clear and consistent for years: Wynn welcomes and appreciates all of our LGBTQ+ guests. Decisions to enforce policies are solely based on guest behavior, or in this case, attire. We have always and will continue to apply attire policies equally to all of our guests, regardless of sexual orientation.
In an unfortunate act of discrimination, a gay man was kicked out of a pool party in Las Vegas this weekend because of what he was wearing. Chris Donohoe recently took to Facebook to showcase a video of himself being removed from the Encore Beach Club because of the swimsuit he wore.
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In the post, he said: "I was made to leave the pool for wearing a Mr Turk bathing suit that they said was not “in integrity” with the brand of the pool party. In other words, I was kicked out for being a gay man wearing a bathing suit that was just a little too gay for the The Beach Club Encore Las Vegas to tolerate."
He accompanied the post with a full video of him having to explain himself to the bouncers. He ended his post with this: "Please repost and share this video. I’m going to pursue this to the fullest extent possible until LGBTQ+ people are no longer policed and discriminated against at the Wynn Las Vegas."
Watch below. And for reference, this is the dress code listed on the website, stating proper swim attire includes "swimming suits."