GIRL, FRIEND

Not Every Woman Has A Problem With Being Excluded From Gay Bars

As a former club owner and producer of nights with very strict dress codes, I must side with the rights of the club owners and producers/promoters to exclude people who they feel might co-opt or hijack the ambiance or privacy of their night. There have always been and will always be gay bars, clubs and parties where like-minded women are not just welcomed but encouraged. I have and will continue to attend and support those parties, but rigorously defend the right of party-givers to create the atmosphere they desire.”

NYC nightlife goddess Chi Chi Valenti, discussing complaints about straight women co-opting gay bars, in Next magazine.