Gabriel Dion and Saint-Sulpice bar owner make amends
Bar owner Maurice Bourassa says when kissing becomes 'horizontal,' it's time to go home
University of Montreal student Gabriel Dion and Saint-Sulpice bar owner Maurice Bourassa have made amends after Dion was kicked out of the bar for a steamy encounter with another man.
Dion and a male friend were kicked out of the popular bar in Montreal's Latin Quarter on Friday during an initiation event for medical students.
He said he hit it off with a man at the event, and the pair moved to a staircase to make out.
Dion said a bouncer at the bar found them around 11:30 p.m. ET and told them to follow him, leading them to the front entrance.
Dion says he and his friend were "a bit drunk" and confused, and followed the bouncer.
He said the bar employee told them they weren't allowed to come back in, and if they wanted the bags they had left inside they would have to either get friends to bring them out or to wait until closing time at 3 a.m.
Dion and his friend received no explanation, he said.
Dion said he felt belittled by the bouncer, who he said told him, "You did some wrong stuff, boys."
No 'horizontal' making out: bar owner
Bar owner Maurice Bourassa said Dion and company were found in a more compromising position than mere kissing.
“We can kiss, no matter the sexual orientation. But once we’ve become horizontal, I believe there we have some limits," he said.
Bourassa said his bouncer told him that he found the pair making out on a fire escape, which is against fire department regulations.
The doorman was simply doing his job, he said.
“There’s no homophobia. We’re very open. The St-Sulpice is a very open and welcoming place," Bourassa said.