Johnny Alcantar, one of five owners of the Old Plantation gay bar in El Paso, posed with other Trump supporters and posted it on social media.
He later apologized when interviewwed on TV, saying he didn’t know about the President’s stance on LGBTQ community. (WTF?!) He said,
“It was never my intention to hurt anyone. I didn’t know the stuff that Trump was passing. But I have to support our President because he’s our current president; I don’t have any other choice.”
The CEO of the bar, Mark Adkins, apologized for Alcantar on Facebook,
“We want to make one thing as clear as crystal: The Old Plantation Nightclub does NOT support Trump’s views or opinions especially towards our LGBTQ community.
The OP was built by and built for the LGBTQ community and everyone should know that. It’s very easy to forget how to express and show love and respect when politicians, including our own president, are spreading division through their words and policies. We have faith, however, that love will always win.”
Local drag queen Puto Kahlo commented on Facebook:
“I’m fucking disgusted by one of the owners of The OP right now.
I was clicking through social media when I realised that Johnny Alcantar, one of the owners of the OP posted this photo and uploaded videos of him proudly attending the MAGA rally in support of Trump.
Y’all, straight people are the first to try to profit off of our community and our art but won’t hesitate to support a man who has called trans people burdens, hasn’t done shit for community but try to erase us, degraded women, and perpetuated racist and xenophobic rhetoric.”
After another post, she went off again… (see below)
(via Pink News)