Edinburgh University student, Abi Rigg , claimed she was asked to leave The Hive club after a bouncer spotted her giving a kiss to another girl on Wednesday night.
The Hive however claims they have not received any complaint from Rigg and will be checking CCTV footage to see if the incident was due indeed to the bouncer’s homophobia or inappropriate behaviour by the student.
The management appealed for Rigg to get in touch with the club to help them carry out an investigation.
The first year Theology student told the Edinburgh Tab she was asked to leave because a girl complained she was being aggressive when trying to kiss her.
Rigg however said in her defense that the girl in question “had just asked me to go home with her.
“As a gay girl in a straight club I am incredibly sensitive to this and would never force myself on anyone.
“Unless she has some secret language with the bouncers, I don’t know how this would have happened.
“Clearly he didn’t know quite why he wanted to throw me out or hadn’t had time to think of a good enough reason.”
She then said she approached another bouncer outside: “I was out in the smoking area just thinking that I could get back in so I was calming down – obviously I was quite angry.
“I tried to get back in and tried to talk to another bouncer about what had happened and about why I’d been chucked out but they weren’t having any of it. They kept telling me I was being aggressive.
“I said: ‘of course I’m being aggressive, you’ve just chucked me out for no good reason’.”
“Nothing like that has ever happened to me at a place like that.
“You do come across the occasional person who has an issue with it but that’s just their prerogative and they don’t really know much.
“I’ve never come across a club or a pub or anything like that treating me that way.”
A spokesperson for The Hive told KaleidoScot: “Obviously I couldn’t possibility yet comment on the particularities of Rigg’s allegation as we have not yet been able to examine all the CCTV footage from that night.
“We have not yet received any formal complaint from Rigg and I urge her to get in touch with us, to help in the investigation.
“I am very much surprised about the allegation because many of our staff identify openly as lesbian, gay and trans and we have a zero tolerance policy towards homophobia and transphobia.
“We will examine the CCTV footage to determine whether indeed this was a homophobic incident or she was asked to leave due to inappropriate behaviour.”
Rigg however told KaleidoScot she did make post an email complaint to The Hive and has so far not got any response.