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Drag queen officially files discrimination lawsuit against Hard Rock Hotel

Alfie Petit, better known as Arial Trampway, officially filed a lawsuit against the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs.

Petit’s “Drag Bunch” show ran for eight months at the Hard Rock, but it was suddenly canceled after he says management told him the hotel’s owners “didn’t want their hotel to become a gay hotel.”

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Petit’s spokesperson, Michael Ralke, told KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 that they believe the lawsuit, filed on Dec. 15 at the Indio courthouse, would ultimately be resolved in their favor.

“Our local attorney, Allen Horwitz took this case, he believes in this case. He’s handled other entertainment lawsuits and discrimination lawsuits, so we believe we will have a favorable outcome from this lawsuit,” Ralke said.

Read: People protest after drag queen’s show gets canceled

An official with the Hard Rock Hotel said last month there was no discrimination involved. “Most of our upper management is LGBT so when we were approached like this we were dumbfounded, but we wish Alfie the best,” Adam Levy said.

Hotel officials also said they change their entertainment on a regular basis.

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