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Exempt BJs White Swan from Sex Establishment Review
Petition Background (Preamble):
BJ's White Swan is the Borough's main Gay venue and has traded for over 26 years without a complaint. It has run a comedy amateur strip night for almost as long as it has been open. This is a night for Gay men only; all the contestants are male and enter on an entirely voluntary basis. The night is hosted by a selection of well known drag artists. It is known internationally and has been featured on national TV. No one is exploited by this night.
The venue you should not be classed as a sex establishment and should not form part of this review.
The White Swan, Commercial Road, E1 caters for the Gay community. It has been under the same management for twenty six years. There is no prostitution or exploitation on the premises and there has never been any complaint about the White Swan by residents, police or the licensing authorities.
We are therefore surprised and shocked that a venue which has an international reputation, is being targeted for review by the Council as a so called “sex” establishment.
We call on the Council to prove its commitment to equality and exclude the White Swan from this discriminatory policy.
The Exempt BJs White Swan from Sex Establishment Review petition to Lutfur Rahman - Mayor of Tower Hamlets was written by Daryl Stafford and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: bjs, bjs white swan, white swan, sex establishment review, tower hamlets