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Austria: LGBT tongues lock after ‘homophobic’ cafe boot out gay couple

Austria, Vienna
January 16, 2015 at 00:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 2,000 protesters staged a ‘kiss-in’ outside a cafe in central Vienna Friday, where a lesbian couple were refused service and asked to leave after sharing a kiss.

Protesters stood outside Cafe Pruckel bearing rainbow flags, with many cross-gender couples exchanging lengthy embraces. Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, was present at the demonstration, as well as several counter-demonstrators.

The two women, 26-year-old Eva Prewein, and 19-year-old Anastasia Lopez, were ejected after the cafe's manager told them that their behavior was disgusting and belonged “in a brothel and not in a traditional coffee house.” The manager of Cafe Pruckel has since apologised for ejecting the couple.

Austria: LGBT tongues lock after ‘homophobic’ cafe boot out gay couple01:13
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Around 2,000 protesters staged a ‘kiss-in’ outside a cafe in central Vienna Friday, where a lesbian couple were refused service and asked to leave after sharing a kiss.

Protesters stood outside Cafe Pruckel bearing rainbow flags, with many cross-gender couples exchanging lengthy embraces. Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, was present at the demonstration, as well as several counter-demonstrators.

The two women, 26-year-old Eva Prewein, and 19-year-old Anastasia Lopez, were ejected after the cafe's manager told them that their behavior was disgusting and belonged “in a brothel and not in a traditional coffee house.” The manager of Cafe Pruckel has since apologised for ejecting the couple.

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