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Thu May 3, 2012, 07:38 AM

Denmark: Gay bar bans straight couples from kissing

Denmark: Gay bar bans straight couples from kissing

A gay bar in Copenhagen has confirmed it barred straight couples from kissing at the establishment.

Jobbe Joller, the founder of the LGBT organization Homosocialt Fællesskab, told Homotropolis a bouncer at the Never Mind bar in the Danish capital told a woman in his party she could not kiss her boyfriend.

Confronting the bouncer, he said: “The bouncer replied that it was unacceptable to conduct in that kind of behaviour at a gay place and that Never Mind receives a lot of emails from its gay guests concerning the high number of straight guests that visit the bar. I asked him if it was not the same as saying that black people are not allowed to kiss in Never Mind, but he disagreed and told me that the owner of Never Mind may decide who can kiss and who can’t kiss in the bar.”

He added: “I told him in a very serious tone that what they had going on was sick, and that LGBT people across Denmark struggled for acceptance and equal rights for all, while Never Mind fought against it.”

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/05/03/denmark-gay-bar-bans-straight-couples-from-kissing/

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WillParkinson May 2012 OP
closeupready May 2012 #1
beyurslf May 2012 #2
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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:18 AM

1. As far as I'm concerned, the Safe Space rationale extends

to GLBT nightclubs, as well.

I'm just astounded at the sense of entitlement heterosexuals display, in the most very obnoxious ways.

Gee, honey, let's go to a gay bar and make out. Yeah, like, I am so sure that patrons there at the bar will deeply appreciate your tact and your ability to empathize with their status as second-class members of society.

And yes, I have seen this happen stateside, on NUMEROUS occasions, and no, I don't appreciate it.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. I don't mind that so much.

I don't like straight folks coming to my bar and thinking we shouldn't display affection in whatever way we want. Or, straight guys there with their gf's, first thinking every guy wants them, and second, getting offended if they are hit on.

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Response to beyurslf (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. Or more offended when NO ONE hits on him.

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