Monday July 21, 2008
Dallas performer Ivana Tramp (not to be confused with the Donald’s ex-wife) has been banned from a local gay bar’s popular “Trashy Tuesday” party—as have all trans women.
“Drag queens act like they are divas and think they can’t do no wrong,” says David Moore, a co-owner of Crew’s Inn. “They have stolen money straight off the bar, hassled costumers for drinks and locked themselves in the bathroom with a bunch of guys… I don’t want drag queens in here that are going to misbehave.”
The policy was put into effect last week when Ms. Tramp and one of her trans friends were told to vacate the premises.
“It wasn’t like I was there hammered or begging people to buy me a drink,” said Tramp. “ I felt like it was very embarrassing and degrading.”
She and others plan on picketing the bar tomorrow night to protest the ban.
“You know there are a few bad apples out there, but not all of us are bad, and [Moore] should not treat us that way,” says another local performer, Sierra Nicole Andrews.
“We don’t need our own kind turning against each other saying you can’t come in here because you are transgender. It makes us feel like circus freaks, like we don’t fit in, and that makes me so sad.”
Moore, however, is unrepentant. “They ain’t going to get in,” he says. “It makes them look that much more immature to claim this is discrimination and plan this. They brought this on themselves by behaving the way they do.”
In our humble opinion, Moore sounds like a 100% bona fide jackass.
As for Crews Inn’s patrons… Hopefully they realize that a gay bar (or any bar) that refuses to serve trans people is to be majorly avoided.
Boycott Crews Inn now!
Good luck, Ivana and Sierra! We support you!
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