Over the past decade, the Abbey has grown into one of the premiere gay watering holes in West Hollywood (if not all of Southern California). When passing through the Southland, many of my gay friends insist on stopping by. And as the establishment’s profile has increased, it has drawn an increasingly mixed crowd, including a good number of straight women.
This has not sat well with a good number of gay people.
. . . is making a statement of its own: Until marriage is an option for everyone everywhere, ignorant straight chicks in penis hats are exiled from the building.
This will be the first all-out ban on bachelorette parties in the Los Angeles area. But WeHo patriots might be surprised to learn that in Chicago’s premiere gayborhood, bachelorette parties have been blacklisted for a few years now. Always one step ahead of us, that Boystown!
Given the complaints I have heard, I wonder if the management of the Abbey has decided to dress up their decision in politically correct rhetoric. But, its reasons shouldn’t matter. The Abbey is a private establishment and should be free to determine its clientele — and the types of celebrations it hosts.
And if straight women don’t like this decision, well, then, no one’s requiring them to patronize the Abbey.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Richard Bell sums it up, “Freedom of association is the American way.” I might quibble a bit with his expression adding “one aspect of” between “is” and “the”.