Now 2019 is well and truly underway, there’s plenty things we’re happy to leave in 2018.
Nearing the top of this list is homophobia and intolerance – because we’ve all had quite enough of that.
Unfortunately for DJ and club organiser Rob Holley, this wish wasn’t granted. He kicked off 2019 with a bizarre email exchange with an unhappy customer who attended well-known London queer club night 'Push the Button' for New Year's Eve.
'Push the Button' describes itself as a “queer-ran event which includes all sexualities” and is a beloved part of London’s queer nightlife scene.
Though in a thread shared on Twitter, Holley describes that one customer demanded a refund as he was not aware the event was LGBT-focussed. He even said that his female partner was “upset” by the sight of men kissing and the pair "had to leave".
The exchange ended angrily with the man hurling insults Holley’s way.
Twitter users were full of support for Holley, praising him on his handling of the situation.
It just goes to show that, even in 2019, there is still a long way to go if the sight of two men kissing is enough to “ruin” someone’s New Year’s Eve.