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Mississippi news anchor suggests LGBTI community take a 'gaycation'

Facebook post by Dave Elliott of WLOX in Biloxi goes viral - he thinks gays 'have been in the news too much lately'
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Photo: WLOX-TV

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.

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