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Two women told they weren't allowed to kiss at Edmonton concert

Two women told they weren't allowed to kiss at Edmonton concert Edmonton concert usher tells woman she can't kiss female friend
Charles Bowen | 08 November, 2018, 03:12

It was upsetting to learn "that we still live in a world where I have to watch my back as a "gay" woman, and apparently, I still have to watch whom I kiss, even at Rogers Place", MacIvor wrote in her post, which has been shared more than 400 times. In addition to addressing the incident onstage the next night during his Calgary show on November 3 and dedicating "Love Interruption" to the pair of women, he has now taken to Instagram to denounce the homophobic behaviour.

At White's show on Friday November 2 at Rogers Place, an attendee named Allyson MacIvor reported that she was told by an venue employee that she was not allowed to kiss her female companion.

The Grammy-award-winning musician says on Instagram that it's 2018 and two people showing affection shouldn't have to hide.

"My good friend pulled me back just as shocked, to finish enjoying the last song, and the attractive moment, before my broken and shocked spirit blew a fuse", the post read.

He rounded off the post by urging fans, "Let's promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can".

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Shocked, they went to the manager, whom MacIvor says was very apologetic.

During that song, MacIvor grabbed her friend that she was attending the show with "and kissed her", she wrote in a Facebook post.

MacIvor toldCBC of the incident: "I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, 'This is not allowed here'".

Shocked, MacIvor asked if she meant kissing her friend, to which the employee responded, "yes, and if you have a problem with that you can speak to my manager".

A spokesperson for the Oilers Entertainment Group, which owns Rogers Place, told The Edmonton Star that the arena was conducting "a thorough review of the situation". This incident does not align with our values and we take a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. "We unequivocally welcome and support all members of the LGBTQ community".

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