Hen Parties on Canal Street
So last night Joe and I went to the Gay Village in Manchester, we had a nice meal at Villagio's and enjoyed a couple of quiet drinks at the Molly House. When we got onto Canal Street after that it honestly didn't feel like a "gay" village anymore.
The street was packed with hen parties full of women dressed in a way that made Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" video look like Downton Abbey. I don't mean to sound judgmental but it looked like a convention for cheap prostitutes and it was obvious that their behaviour made the people at the bars feel very uncomfortable. There were so many hen parties out on the street at least one bar was charging at the door for people to come in, probably to detrcct all the "hens"
The reason places like the gay village are there is so that gay men and women can feel comfortable and not feel intimidated by anybody. The place is about acceptance and tolerance and should be treated that way.
I'm not in anyway suggesting that "straight" people should stay away from the village - the opposite in fact. I just strongly think that when people are heading to such a place they should have respect for the people around them and remember the reason why the village was created in the first place.
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