A guy losing his long time job over wearing a shirt that promotes equality seems pretty shitty. Sure, Michael may have gotten roughed up, but the former is fucking with someones livelihood. I'd say that's pretty bad given the current economic status.
Well one is employers putting their personal views above the well-being of employees, which is pretty awful and shitty and should have never happened. This second situation sounds like a group of tough guy assholes being ignorant tough guy assholes. Not really the venues fault they have douchebags hanging out and being violent dicks at shows, just people being awful. Luckily they're lifetime losers going nowhere in life guaranteed. They're both pretty terrible, but we still only know pieces of information in each.