An anchorman at a television station in Biloxi, Mississippi, took to Facebook this week to suggest that the LGBTI community go on 'gaycation.'
Dave Elliott of WLOX-TV wrote: 'I'm all for the LGBT community's ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But it seems like they've been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!'
The post was spotted by the respected journalism site JimRomenesko.com and quickly went viral.
WLOX-TV, which is South Mississippi's ABC and CBS affiliate has responded on its Facebook page: 'We are not happy at all with the post or any imagined ‘free publicity."'
Update: Both Elliott's original post and the station's response appear to have been taken down.