Navy96 saidI really do not mind straight people going to gay clubs/bars if they are there for the music or to be with their gay friends. But to answer the question as to why a gaggle of women should be stopped from going to a gay venue... These women should be turned away because they tend to behave as if being in a gay venue is a big joke and gay men as trivial things. I don't know about you, but I do not enjoy being treated as a novelty and something/someone to be laughed at. I have had more than one negative experience with this. I have been groped and accused of being a waste for being gay and I have had my relationship with my partner belittled and marginalized - all this in what is supposed to be a safe haven from those attitudes that exist outside of the gay venues! I do not take the groping or 'waste' comments as compliments either. It is being judged and viewed as unequal and being gay as not legitimate that bothers me the most however.
I agree, they should treat you with respect and dignity.
However, when you got these comments, what did you do? did you remain silent? did you just brush it off? did you ignore it? Did you say something? do you have a few words back for the lady? did you put her in her place?
They are in a place that is, as you say, a safe haven for gay men and women, we as the gay community should be open to heterosexual people entering our community and become accepted and welcomed, however, you should not tolerate that behavior nor should any gay man or women.
Stand up and say something.