MANILA - Veejay Floresca, a transgender fashion designer based in the United States, faced "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Tuesday to narrate an incident wherein she was refused entry to the upscale club Valkyrie for "crossdressing."
According to Floresca, she had a similar experience two weeks earlier at the same club but was allowed entry when she presented her California ID indicating she is female.
This latest incident, she said, was more humiliating.
The management of Valkyrie has apologized for the incident involving Floresca, and clarified that it carries out no such rule.
It also stressed that the club does not refuse entry on basis of one's sexual orientation and acknowledged that its staff may need further training in interacting with patrons.