According to an angry missive from the fine folks over at SoMa's DNA Lounge, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is trying to put them permanently out of business. It seems the buzz kills have accused them of "running a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals", and are trying to revoke their liquor license, which would put them out of business.
What's surprising, though, is that the ABC has come down on just the gay and lesbian events. All of the ABC's accusations stem from two monthly queer nights that used to happen at DNA Lounge: "Cream", a lesbian dance party; and "Escandalo", a gay male Latin dance party. "That's two events out of the approximately eighteen nights a month that we are open," says DNA Lounge. (Both nights have since been canceled after they learned the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was taking action.)
Here's an example of just one of the ABC's harrowing accusations:
Later, Suspect-6 and Suspect-7 left the stage and S-1 (now wearing fluorescent green underwear), S-8, and the night's host "Lola" came on stage. S-1 and S-8 both pulled down the back of their underwear fully exposing their buttocks multiple times in violation of Rule 143.2(1). Also while on stage I observed S-8 get behind "Lola" and simulate having sexual intercourse by grabbing "Lola's" shoulders and thrusting his pelvis against "Lola's" buttocks several times in violation of Rule 143.3(1)(a). During this time S-1 was in front of "Lola" facing him/her and "Lola" was grabbing his bare buttocks in violation of 143.2(3) and 143.3(1)(b).
Fighting buttocks grabbing at San Francisco clubs doesn't seem the best way for the ABC to use tax dollars. Especially during the recession. Read more about it over at DNALounge.com