Lunch plans for New Jersey

Well hahahaha homophobes, you lose and Dayna Morales wins – at least when it comes to her tip and to your reputation. CNN reports that tips for Dayna are pouring in from all over the world so yaboosucks The Hatefuls.

“I was offended. I was mad at first, and then I was more so hurt,” 22-year-old Dayna Morales told CNN.

Morales, who did a tour with the Marine Corps between 2009 and 2011, said she has been “out open and proud for years,” but “never discussed with them (the family) anything; it was their pure assumption.”

“It’s disrespectful and it’s hurtful,” she said. “I feel bad for their children because that’s how they are going to be raised.”

It is hurtful, but friendly counter-hurtful people all over the world should help with that.

She says the trouble began when she approached the table of four — a man, wife and two girls — at around 7 p.m. Wednesday –

Wait wait wait. Bad writing. Not “a man, wife” – no – either “a man, woman” – or even, just imagine, “a woman, a man” – or “a wife, a husband” – but definitely not “a man, wife.” Not “a person and his appendages.” Don’t do that.

Back to our story.

She says the trouble began when she approached the table of four — a man, wife and two girls — at around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Morales said that when she introduced herself as Dayna and told them she was going to be their server, the older woman “looked at me and said, ‘I thought you were going to say your name is Dan.'”

Morales was so upset about the incident, she vented on Facebook, and the group “Have a Gay Day” posted her story on their Facebook page. The response was overwhelming.

“People have sent me tips from all over the world just to show support. I have had people from Germany to South Africa, Australia to the UK, San Diego, everywhere.”

Morales says that between the people who have called in to the restaurant to give credit card numbers, those who have mailed tips, or donated to a special PayPal account the restaurant set up, she estimates that she has received more than $2,000 so far.

She plans to donate the funds to the Wounded Warrior Project, and the restaurant plans to match the donations and give it to a local LGBT organization.

My friend Lisa Ridge and some of her friends are planning to go there next week. I bet half of northern New Jersey will be in there. So suck it, haterz!


  1. Silentbob says

    You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
    – attributed to Gandhi

  2. opposablethumbs says

    That is heartening. So their vile, homophobic behaviour has end-resulted in international support and a substantial donation to a good cause … the very best kind of response there could be! Kind of like revenge, but so much sweeter :-))))

  3. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Yes! Great to see this reaction to the initial hateful incident.

    Wonder how many episodes like this we never hear of though – hopefully over time there’ll be less and less and this is a turning point showing society’s standards have changed permanently in most places.

  4. Merlin says

    So, not only are the bigots undermined, not only is there a groundswell of support for Dayna Morales, but the restaurant supports her, and she is donating the monetary support to a good cause AND her employer is matching the donations to another charity.

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