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Trans activists chastised the owners of Camp Boomerang RV Park for excluding women in a statement that they made.
“Camp Boomerang is a private, membership-only rv park/campground that allows only ‘guys,’” Camp Boomerang cofounder Bryan Quinn wrote.
“We understand this statement, unfortunately, may not make everyone happy, but feel it needs to be clarified,” Quinn said.
“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,” Bryan Quinn said.
A Twitter user wrote, “Since I seem to have a good platform on here, wanted to bring this to attention to gays in the Michigan and Midwest area about a campground opening up here next year,” and urged people “not go there” because the owner “will not allow trans men in as I finally got it in written proof of the rules.”
“A PSA about the new gay camp ground [sic] in Michigan. Their terms are transphobic and disgusting,” a Facebook user said.
“In our community we fight for each others [sic] rights and we stand together! We cannot allow for this type of exclusion and frankly it makes me so sick! Please DO NOT support Camp Boomerang RV Park & Campground,” another user pleaded.
“Hate is hate. Period.”
“We never said anything about ‘penis checks’, but let’s be real here… if we let [transgender] men in, and they go naked at the pool, that’s when it’s obvious that there’s no penis,” the camp owner said in a Facebook post. “Sorry to put it bluntly. But if you don’t like the rules, quietly leave.”