Update and Interview with Zenyata White, One Half of the Now Famous Lesbian Couple Asked to Leave District American Kitchen Last Sunday

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Zenyata White and her partner Aeimee Diaz

We were happy to get a return call from Zenyata White yesterday. She apologized for not getting back to us more quickly as she'd been busy with new fewer than five different news stations and calls from CNN affiliates after the what happened at District American Kitchen on Sunday.

She gave us the same description of the night about how "were just having a beautiful time and it was completely interrupted by nonsense." A manager approached them and said that they would have to leave and "get a room." While he seemed apologetic afterward, and offered them drinks the next night, they still felt slighted. Trying to salvage a special anniversary day, they "ended up going for karaoke at the end of the night."

White posted the events of the evening on her Facebook wall and was surprised by the reaction. "When we shared on Facebook, we had expected our friends to say things like 'it's okay' -- and console us."

What she found when she woke up was quite the opposite.

"I had 50 posts on my wall. My phone and email went crazy," White said.

The women hadn't expected to become overnight advocates but welcome the opportunity to be a voice. "We're trying to educate people and hope to teach staff about better ways to handle it," she said.

We asked what she thought they could have done differently.

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District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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