Lesbian couple scolded for holding hands in San Francisco
A lesbian couple in San Francisco were scolded for holding hands in a public place, earlier this week.
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:13:16 GMT | Updated 1 years today
The unnamed pair were reprimanded by a security guard at the
Contemporary Jewish Museum while viewing an exhibition celebrating
the acheivements of lesbian writer and art collector Gertrude
Apparently the security guard - who has not been identified as
male or female - asked the women to refrain from making public
displays of affection because it may offend other visitors.
A museum spokesperson confirmed to US news channel NBC that the
incident did take
Museum director Connie Wolf said: "Please let me be crystal clear
that the CJM has a zero tolerance policy concerning any type of
prejudiced or racist word or action, whether directed at CJM
visitors or staff."
The pair later received a formal apology.