Victim In Anti-Gay Hotel Pool Incident Speaks Out

Sacramento’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A relaxing day at the pool took an ugly turn. A heated argument caught on camera started when two women claim they were harassed for kissing each other at the Kimpton Sawyer pool. Domonique Veasley tells me the encounter took her by surprise. She believes if she were straight, this wouldn’t have happened.

“This is not okay anymore, it’s 2021,” explained Veasley. Despite straight couples showing the same level of affection, she says they were the only ones approached. She believes the group eventually called security on the couple.

“It’s exhausting but I also felt very supportive from the other people at the pool,” explained Veasley. “It gave me faith for the future and it showed me that it’s going to take a long time, it’s a long road, but it’s a spark of faith.”

Read the full article. There’s much more, including supportive statements from strangers who were there, the reaction of hotel management, and a message from the local LGBT group. See Veasley’s interview in the second clip below.