“Are you LGBTQIA+ friendly?”
Our answer? HELL YES. We are LGBTQIA+.
Our guests and our team include a diverse mix of beautifully loving humans that stretch all the norms in all the ways, and it’s entirely normal around here.
This is one of the most sobering questions we get. It’s not often, but it’s enough to serve as a powerful and important reminder that there is an amazing community of fellow hot springers, nature lovers, and just HUMANS who must ask this question.
Not because they are looking for any special treatment, but because the most basic decency is not a guarantee.
Because at some hotel, shop, store, or public encounter, services were denied, looks were given, words were said, judgments were made, and hurtful actions were taken.
It’s a question that most straight folks would never even consider. And it’s time we consider it.
Whether by sex, gender, race, faith, beliefs, or more, outdated thinking creates other-ness, which breeds unwelcome-ness.
The next time you go somewhere and don’t ask this question, consider what a privilege that is and what your responsibility is to ensure NOBODY ever has to ask it again.
Which reminds us: this queer boss is headed back this Spring as one of your hosts, and we couldn't be more excited!