Strange woman claims that she was kicked OUT of the For The Love festival because she had kissed her girlfriend
“I was the target because of my sexuality”: the woman claims she was kicked out of a popular music festival because she sat on the grass and kissed her girlfriend
- Asha Couch claims that she has been sexually discriminated against by festival security
- She was removed with a girlfriend after they were seen kissing during the event
- Security claimed they were too drunk, Mrs. Couch said they had no drinks
A woman who identifies herself as a queer has claimed that she was kicked out of a music festival because she kissed her girlfriend.
Asha Couch claimed that the security kicked her and a friend from the For The Love festival in Perth on February 29.
Mrs. Couch said the security told her and her friend that they were removed because they were too drunk, but she thinks it was because they were an intimate same-sex couple.
Asha Couch (photo) claimed that the security kicked her and a friend from the For The Love festival in Perth on February 29
Mrs. Couch said the security told her and her friend that they were removed because they were too drunk, but she thinks it was because they were a same-sex couple who were intimate. Pictured: For The Love festival in Perth
“Around 8 p.m. I was sitting on the grass with another girl and we kissed and sat talking,” says Couch’s post.
“We didn’t bother anyone in the area; we were in no way loud, disturbing or offensive. We had no drinks with us at the time.
“A security officer approached us and told us that we were kicked out of the festival. I asked what we had done wrong and was simply told that we were too drunk and had to go.
‘Neither me nor my friend were anything but respectful to the people around us. We were not too drunk or caused problems – we just kissed. “
Mrs. Couch claims that the couple were victims of sexual discrimination by the guards.
“It doesn’t take a genius to find out what the guard really took off,” she continued. “I had seen countless heterosexual couples all day long, much more drunk than we were, all in each other’s faces without any safety concerns.
“This was the first time that I felt small and unwelcome because of my sexuality.
‘I never want to feel that way again, but unfortunately we still have a long way to go with LGBTQ + discrimination.
“My boyfriend and I wasted hundreds of dollars on tickets for the two main acts that we never got to see, because we dared to show affection in public.
Mrs Couch claims that she contacted festival organizers immediately after the incident and was left in the dark for four days after seeing her messages on social media.
Many reactions to her post evoked the festival because of the lack of urgency in helping a patron who fell victim to their event.
“It looks like they might have to rename their festival,” one comment says.
“It is clearly not ‘for love’. I’m so sorry that you and your girlfriend came over. All we can do in the face of such ignorance is to stand up and love pride. “
Mrs Couch claims that she contacted festival organizers immediately after the incident and was left in the dark for four days after seeing her messages on social media (photo)
“Always has the feeling that it is one step forward, two steps back,” says another message, “I am so sorry that this happened to you and I hope the festival will take responsibility for this.”
For The Love festival eventually contacted Mrs. Couch to investigate the problem.
They commented on a response to another Facebook message and claimed that they could not have answered her message faster.
“We are investigating the security issue, but saying that the entire tour security team is homophobic is unfortunately not correct. Neither say that we have ignored the problem ‘, is the message.
“We just haven’t had the opportunity to return to all the questions in the last few days, but now that we’ve got it, we’re working through it with Asha.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted For The Love Festival for comment.