wow, just wow... i went once to Mickys after the remodel just to see...told the "straight bartender" i wouldnt be back to this typical WeHo thing, this is interesting as first ive heard of these former nine employees
Here Lounge in WeHo does stripper circus, anyone who has attended this event knows what happens at a certain time of the evening, so if Mickeys has a stripper night (i think they are the one with the portable shower booth), should be no big deal other than the bar is on Santa Monica. Mickeys also has gay porn stars appearing as there strippers and advertises as such. On any given summer night at Here, you can also see from Robertson st go-go dancers on a platform
Its the bar owners fault for hiring hot looking straight men to work the bars, who are shirtless because gay bar patrons like hot shirtless men regardless of their orientation
many bars, including leather, show porn on a tv screen on certain nights, why would disgruntled Mickeys employees now suddenly care that porn is shown on the screen while gay porn stars are used as strippers on the same nights?
everyone knows that a lot of male porn stars are really straight, "gay for pay" is the term, im sure these guys, like all go-go strippers work for tips from patrons, add the straight shirtless bartenders to the mix and what do you have?
The only real complaint the the court will advise to is the break, rest, meal periods mandated by Labor Relations, although this is not a 9-5 kinda job, unless the bartenders open the bar at like 2pm and run two shifts, afternoon and closing each an 8 hour shift, since when do bartenders, wait staff in restaurants and service people get paid time and half overtime in a 8 hour day? these kinda workers rely on tips, not overtime pay. Most of the bar workers have to stay over 2am anyway to clean up and count the register receipts.
i think this is opening up a bad can of worms because some straight bar tenders working in a gay bar are offended by the stuff that we all know as gay men go on in a lot of our establishments. The gay guys who lost their job may have not been "attractive" enough to warrant staying with the exception of the black guy who is claiming race discrimination, not sure if he is the gay or straight one.
will the outcome of this case change the "naughtyness" of our culture?, i think this attorney who took this suit is an uptight either gay or straight conservative who doesnt understand the gay community. Bar owners need to STOP hiring hot straight men if those men are not going to be comfortable with our culture of sometimes being naughty, our culture was never known for sainthood, my worry is that when stupid Jury people hear about the sexual nature of the complaints, the straight Jury ewwwww factor comes in and our sometimes deviant, fun and light hearted sexual nature gets put on trial! WTF, no more wet jockey short contests or underwear parties????? because of Jury of straight people said so???????
the so called "straight men" who work in gay bars, straight men who do gay porn and go-go dance and straight men who take the gay dollars then go fuck their girl friends should be the ones on trial here, not what we and our culture do within our own establishment walls, shame on Mickeys owners or any other party promoters for hiring these hot straight men that ALL gay men oogle over and can NEVER have because the owners are only interested in making the money using gay mens fantasy about straight men, the money is why straight men do gay porn, the money is why straight men work in gay bars, the money is why gay bar owners hire straight men with hot bodies = Gay men...spend their money to oogle at hot straight men. Gay bar owners and hot straight men make lots of money, sounds much like a racket.
if i were the judge and jury in this case, throw all of it out except for backpay on meal, rest and breaks, the black guy might have a chance since he was the only one, if there are more than him, he has no case either but the pay. Maybe these straight ex-bartenders can find jobs in a straight bar, the gay ones can go work at Here Lounge and support stripper circus.