You will get no argument from me there! It was a VERY divisive suggestion, and all the more so given the constituency of this particular group. (We have good diversity in terms of sexual orientation, race, religion, etc. I am proud of that.) I am going to be...how to put this...VERY displeased if fallout from this bad decision winds up creating a permanent problem for this year's production. I am giving up the opportunity to do Platinum Dancesport--the Pilipenchuks' comp in MIAMI--because the directors put the show the same weekend. That is a comp I really want to do because I really care about the family and Miami is one of my favorite U.S. cities. (Also, they do some fun stuff like a pro-am team match.) But I really want to be the backbone of this 10 year celebration even more. I am the only person who has been in all 10 shows, so everyone knows me. I think this could be such a fabulous get-together and networking event for alumni and current students. In fairness to the directors, I think they just didn't think it through. Back during the 2011-12 school year, Chick-fil-a wasn't particularly controversial and another organization they are a part of did a fundraiser there which was easy to set up and very successful. There certainly was no intention to offend the bisexual and lesbian castmates or their allies. But now they have caused hurt feelings. I hope they will be able to show the wisdom and maturity needed to admit they made a mistake and to do what it takes to regain the trust of the cast. Everyone makes mistakes. Not everyone apologizes well. We'll see what transpires.