The Q — a gay nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen — was hit with a lawsuit claiming that it engaged in discrimination. A celebrity-backed gay nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen engaged in racist and sexist entrance policies, catered to underage drinkers and looked the other way when it came to illegal drugs including “date rape” drug GHB, according to a new lawsuit.
The Q, which opened in 2021 on Eighth Avenue and 48th street, was supposed to trumpet “inclusiveness,” but partner Alan Pikus “was vocal in his discriminatory beliefs and was hostile to the club catering to any group other than white young men,” former partner Frank “Frankie” Sharp alleged in the suit which was filed last month in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Sharp, a nightlife producer and public face of the club, says in the suit that he worked to design and launch the four-story venue which offers a mix of live music, cocktails and a dance floor. Actors Charlie Carver and Zachary Quinto are among its investors and Billy Porter helped promote it. Frank Sharp claimed in the lawsuit that his former business partner Alan Pikus was “vocal in his discriminatory beliefs.” Sharp claimed that Pikus wanted the club to be “comfortable for white twinks” and barred women from entry. Sharp and Pikus opened The Q together in 2021. In addition to Pikus, who is also known as Alan Picus and is a nightclub promoter, partner Bob Fluet, a founder of the Boxers NYC chain of bars, is named in the suit.
The Q was quickly popular with patrons but immediately rattled neighbors who lodged noise complaints, according to the suit, which alleged Pikus would increase the speaker volume if anyone lowered it.
Pikus was also hostile to the club’s popular Latin nights, telling Sharp, “Make sure your Latin nights are the […]
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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