PRIVATE GAY CAMPGROUND BANS TRANS MEN

A gay campground announces they will ban trans men so they can manage the “atmosphere.”

A yet to-be-opened private campground in Michigan for gay men announced this weekend that it was banning trans men from taking part in the community.

Bryan Quinn, co-founder of Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground in Orleans, MI, wrote an announcement in the Facebook group for the organization. “Camp Boomerang is a private, membership-only RV park/campground that allows only ‘guys’. A ‘guy,’ in terms of this discussion, is defined as a person with a penis, [who] presents himself as male and has a state-issued ID that says ‘male’,” wrote Quinn.

Quinn continued on to say in the initial post that this is one of the reasons that Camp Boomerang is a private entity, so the group can define men as they see fit. “We understand this statement, unfortunately, may not make everyone happy, but feel it needs to be clarified. It is our hope that everyone who visits Camp Boomerang enjoys a comfortable, safe, non-confrontational environment going forward.

“Being a ‘private membership only’ entity allows us the ability to build a like-minded atmosphere. We don’t mean for this to come off as a ‘like it or leave it’ attitude, but we feel it’s necessary for everyone to know exactly what our vision is for Camp Boomerang,” Quinn concluded.