The City of Cleveland has come under fire for requesting an ‘action plan’ from a gay bar in response to frequent emergency calls to the bar costing the city money.

The bar, Cocktails Lounge, was recently the backdrop of a violence gay bashing incident where the bartender at contacted emergency services to save a man who was being savagely beaten by a group of young thugs. The bar has had 9 visits from police in the past year and is being treated as if they are responsible for preventing discrimination based violence, you know, the thing that the police exists to stop.

What dimwit Martin Flask fails to realise is that the safety and protection of human beings is worth more than the hundred odd bucks it costs to dispatch a cop car when there is imminent danger.

Read the letter sent to Cocktail’s owner Brian Lyons below:


Martin Flask (who casually calls himself Marty this time around) responded to the outcry last night through a statement posted on the city’s website.

Read Martin Flask’s response to Cocktails Lounge below:

As someone who has had the pleasure of visiting Cleveland’s gay scene I can say in total honesty that I have never encountered such a sweet and upbeat gay community in any other city I’ve visited or lived in.

The gay people of Cleveland deserve more from their city officials.




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