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Male Dancer Refuses To Dance For Gay Men At Gay Bar!

A Go-Go Dancer Hired By Houston’s F Bar Refused To Dance For Gay Men Right Before Show Started!

HOUSTONMARCH 4 — A dancer hired as part of special event at an LGBT nightclub in Montrose for a Friday night event refused to dance for gay men and appeared ‘upset’ in video captured.

In what F Bar Houston is calling their newest Friday night line-up featuring men dubbed as the sensational side of ‘Magic Men,’ the event kicked into high gear with an amazing opening performance by Houston diva and drag superstar Aria Crawford.

Things got weird off stage and out of crowd earshot – when a male go-go dancer set to perform ‘Magic Men’ opening performance refused to dance for a gay man celebrating his 22nd birthday with a group of ladies.

“This is a gay bar!” Aria Crawford explained to the go-go dancer off stage. The dancer has been identified only as ‘Chris.’

“Are you not comfortable with that?” Crawford asked, and then reinforcing, “Again, this is a gay bar, you have to be comfortable with that!” The dancer refused, and another dancer took to the stage and happily provided a great birthday dance to the gay patron.

When the dancer did perform, as seen in video, he appears to stay clear of men and often seems upset or confused. Even abruptly ending his show by walking off stage and into the middle of the dance floor.

F Bar Houston states they spoke with the dancer and relayed their expectations.

Transgender Comment Ignites Controversy For Houston Whatever Festival Founder

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Houston Whatever Festival Organizer Makes Questionable Transgender Post On Social Media Resulting In Headlining Acts To Cancel Appearances.

HOUSTONFEB 27 — Several bands and artists have canceled their appearances at the upcoming Houston Whatever Fest after the organizer + founder posted a questionable photo with a comment on social media that has sparked controversy within the LGBT and Transgender community.

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Local act Giant Kitty announced on Sunday their appearance at the festival would be canceled. Other acts like Genesis Blu, Rose Ette, Roky Moon & BOLT and SoBe Lash have also canceled their engagements with the Houston festival. In a statement released by the act’s record label in part stated the cancelations were ‘in solidarity,’ and the ‘transphobic comments’ were hateful and heartbreaking.

Houston Whatever Festival founder Jason Price last week, in a Las Vegas Airport published a social media post depicting a person in a dress, waiting for TSA. “I mean, I know it’s Vegas and anything can happen here and does, but he should really be wearing some more clothes going through security at the airport. Yes, I did say HE.”

“I mean, I know it’s Vegas and anything can happen here and does, but he should really be wearing some more clothes going through security at the airport. Yes, I did say HE.”

The post has since been removed from social media after provoking feedback. Price issued an apology Friday evening in part apologizing for his post and adding, “I have nothing but love in my heart and never want to see anybody uselessly hurt. Words are powerful folks. Life is full of lessons and I guess I’m still in class.”

The Houston Whatever Fest website describes the festival as the ‘City’s most eclectic street festival‘ that has more than 80 acts on 5 stages and features diverse mix music genres, top-tier comedy acts and a variety of art experiences.

Large Fight Leaves Two Hurt – Over 20 Police Officers On Scene At F Bar Houston

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Thursday’s Hip Hop Night At F Bar Turned Violent Requiring Massive Police Response After Nightclub Had Closed!

HOUSTONFEB 24 — Nearly two-dozen police officers responded to F Bar Houston early Friday morning to break up a fight in the parking lot. F Bar Houston is located on Tuam Street.

Houston Police describe at least 200 people were in the parking lot of the LGBT nightclub near Helena Street when multiple fights broke out.

Thursday night is the nightclub’s hip-hop night. “It was club patrons that were in the parking lot near and around the food truck,” club owner Irwin Palchick said to About News. “The club was closed, and our security was still on sight when it occurred.”

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F Bar Houston’s off duty Houston Police officer, working the extra job at the club had to call for back up. An estimated 20+ officers responded to the call for help.

According to Houston Police, dozens of people fled the scene when officers started arriving. Two men were examined by paramedics for unknown injuries but were not transported to the hospital.

A witness at F Bar describes Thursday nights as very crowed. “There are so many people, all wanting to leave about 2:15 a.m. that it takes a while to get everyone out.”

Houston Police detained several people at the scene, but no arrests were made due to the district attorney’s office refusing to accept charges.