Dear Straight Bigots,
“Last week, via Nectar Nightclub’s Facebook page, we received a very disturbing message. (See attached screenshot above).
As you can imagine, we were horrified that someone had the nerve to offend us while asking about a celebration with their “straight” friends within our LGBTQ+ establishment. Their ignorance about HIV was appalling and the audacious and casual tempo of their shrieking insult to celebrate a party of marriage in one of our clubs when we ourselves don’t have the right to marry the person we love (here in The Philippines) was downright straight-privilege nonsense.
Nectar will be celebrating our two-year anniversary in November and in looking back on our history, we have only had one serious fight inside of the club. A Nectar GoGo boy was attacked by the boyfriend of a straight female bachelorette party attendee, who was voluntarily getting a lap-dance. Our employee was punched in the head a total of fifteen times, rushed to the hospital and suffered a severe (grade 3) concussion. We were gay-bashed inside our own home!
This letter speaks to the layers of straight privilege that exist within many of you. Unlike you, when you turn away our trans-sisters from your straight clubs, we will not discriminate and show you all the same hate you have shown us. Instead we will welcome you in our homes, but just so you all know, behave yourselves.
You are guests after all”.
For those who seek additional information or support, please contact LoveYourself Inc and The Red Whistle. To watch a clip “HIV 101” with Pia Wurtzbach Official, click here https://www.facebook.com/loveyourself.ph/videos/2021864287853971 #nectarofmanila
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Lesley Middleton, owner of PINK IN OUR LIVES