UPDATE: Family comes forward to say they tipped Morales and did not leave anti-gay note, calling story into question.
BY CAVAN SIECZKOWSKI
Huffington Post Gay Voices
Dayna Morales, a marine and openly lesbian waitress at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J., made headlines last week when she posted her encounter with homophobia to the “Have A Gay Day” Facebook page. Instead of leaving a tip on a $93.55 bill, a family of diners ridiculed Morales and scrawled an anti-gay note on the receipt, reading: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle & how you live your life.” The story wound up exploding online, and Morales received an influx of messages and donations from around the globe.
Now, Morales wants to help others by giving a portion of the money to the Wounded Warrior Project to help injured servicemen and women, according to NJ.com. Morales’ employer plans to match every donation, according to NJ.com.
If you want to offer your support, donations to Morales for the Wounded Warrior Project can be sent to Gallop Asian Bistro, 793 Route 202, Branchburg, N.J. 08876, or can be delivered in person.
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