Kenyata White and Aeimee Diaz were celebrating their anniversary over the weekend at the District American Kitchen & Wine Bar in Phoenix, Arizona, when their joyous celebration suddenly ended.

According to the couple, who met at the same restaurant, they were enjoying their evening and reminiscing about their first date when they were asked to leave by a manager after sharing a brief kiss.

“My partner and I were reminiscing … in one of the tall booths,” White explained. “I had my arm around her neck, and she had her hand around my waist. I gave her a hug for about a minute, pulled myself away to give her a quick kiss, and then we continued talking.”

A manager approached the ladies and informed them that their behavior “was inappropriate and we needed to leave the establishment,” because they were making others uncomfortable, but they could return the next day for free drinks.


The restaurant, located inside of a Downtown Sheraton Hotel in Phoenix, received massive criticism after White posted a brief message about the incident on her Facebook page. The hotel issued a statement saying that it is investigating the incident.

“At District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, we embrace diversity and are proud supporters of the LGBT community. We are taking this incident very seriously,” the statement said. “Our restaurant is open for all to enjoy, and we sincerely regret that this incident took place.”

The couple recently met with hotel management to discuss the incident and brainstorm solutions so that it never happens again. Although many would be calling for someone to be fired, Diaz said she’d rather use this as a teachable moment.

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  • Simone L

    I saw (quite a few times) at the supermarket (Whole Foods and other places)men place their hands on their women’s ass…like…keep it their like they owned the woman, not a quick thing. That always makes me scratch my head. Like…come on!! That’s too much!! Does organic food make you horny?! A hand on the ass bothers me. Not a quick kiss and a hug.

    • jamesfrmphilly

      “Does organic food make you horny?! ”

      hey, why you think whole foods is so popular………

  • modern lady

    I don’t want to see heterosexuals PDA, much less 2 girls.

  • If you don’t want to see something, why can’t you just look away? It’s not much more complex than that. People need to grow up, get educated and stop all of this discrimination. It’s 2012 for crying out loud. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For our country to have made such progression, we sure can be stupid at times. Straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, whatever. Who cares? Mind YOUR business. Stay out of other people’s business. Get a life!

  • Donald K Sumner

    Wow! They would rather be lesbians than give bm a chance? Especially short bm? Heightist b****es!

  • RenJennM

    Hey, I’m all for PDA. As long you’re a hot couple, we’re good! lol