Danish Gay Bar Bans Straight Kissing
A Danish gay bar has sparked controversy by banning visiting heterosexual couples from kissing while in the establishment.
The Huffington Post reports that a bouncer told a straight woman - who was visiting Never Mind bar in Copenhagen with the founder of the Denmark-based LGBT advocacy group Homosocialt Fællesskab, Jobbe Joller - she couldn't kiss her boyfriend as Never Mind had received a number of emails complaining about the high volume of heterosexuals visiting the bar.
"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," Joller said.
Christian Carlsen, the owner of the bar told the Copenhagen Post, "I know that we need equal rights, but this is a gay bar."
"We obviously have a lot of guests who aren't homosexuals and that's fine as long as they understand that this is a gay bar. The gays can't go to so many other places to meet each other."
"It is quite clear that gay bars in Copenhagen attract many straight people and that in itself is also okay, but when you come with 3, 4, or 5 straight friends you no longer fit into a gay bar," Carlsen said.