Gay Club Owner Blasted After Attending Trump Rally in Texas 

Via Facebook: Puta Kahlo

The LGBT community called out a gay club owner after he shared photos of himself at a 2020 Trump rally in El Paso, Texas. 

Johnny Alcantar is a part owner of The Old Plantation (formerly The OP) nightclub in El Paso, Texas. Alcantar who identifies as straight, claims he was ignorant of the fact that the majority of the LGBT community views President Donald Trump as anti-LGBT.

Speaking to local NBC news station KTSM, Alcantar said he wasn’t aware of the Trump administration’s attacks on the community. 

“It was never my intention to hurt anyone,” Alcantar said. "I don't agree with everything that Donald Trump says. But I have to support our President because he's our current president; I don't have any other choice."

The nightclub responded with a notice.

“To all of our fellow patrons, and LGBT members. We apologize for any confusion going through your heads at this time. We want to make one thing as clear as crystal: The Old Plantation Nightclub does NOT support Trump’s views or opinions ESPECIALLY towards our LGBT community. The OP was built by and built for the LGBT community and everyone should already know that,” the notice read. 

Alcantar addressed the community on his Instagram. 

“It isn’t fair or right to be bashed just because of the position that I’m in when I have never judged the LGBT community. My post wasn’t intended to be a money jar for people’s two cents on both sides of this politic battle to promote hate in any way. Please leave your comments to yourselves and if you don’t know me I respectfully ask you to leave that negativity somewhere else.”

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, understanding what your customers value is the most important factor in all business.  

Sir Richard Bransonsums up many business 101 textbooks by saying, “To succeed in business you need to be original, but also need to understand what your customers want.”