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Lesbi-‘Man’ Booted From Ladies’ Loo

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Via Joe.My.God:

A butch lesbian was ejected from a West Village restaurant after last week’s Pride parade for using the ladies room. Khadijah Farmer, 27, was confronted in the restroom of the Caliente Cab Company by the restaurant’s bouncer, who escorted her back to her table and forced her party to pay their tab and leave.

Farmer, who says she is occasionally mistaken for male and is not bothered by such confusion, offered to show the bouncer her ID to prove her gender, but he refused. Farmer is not transgendered, but has retained the counsel of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund who is demanding gender identity sensitivity training for the restaurant’s staff.

The listserve for Act Up Army/Queer Justice League is busy with discussion of a potential action at the Caliente Cab Company.

Quite a dream team: TLLDEF, ACT-UP Army and the Queer Justice League? This shit has the making of a comic book epic. Someone get Prism comics and Lambda Legal on the line…

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jul 3, 2007
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  • 7 Comments
    • wildeoutwest
      wildeoutwest

      Your subheading for this article “… score free fish taco” is deeply offensive and disturbing. Why on earth do you feel it necessary to make a derogatory comment, especially when you’re pointing out an example of a discriminatory violation of a woman’s civil rights? This juvenile and sexist attempt at a joke simply adds insult to injury. I’m deeply disappointed in you.

      Jul 3, 2007 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      I agree with wildeoutwest. The free fish taco remark is digusting, insulting and completely unnecessary. Once again, your attempt at humor proves what arrogant and bitter queens you are.

      Jul 3, 2007 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WWH
      WWH

      Wildoutwest and Ash, relax. AB makes fun of his own as well. Part of his style. Don’t like it, move on. BTW, in NYC it is our right to use whichever bathroom feels “gender approriate”, according to the city’s human rights commission. Often, in a crowded place and if the opportunity presents itself, I identify as female for a few minutes. No one has ever said a word to me.

      Jul 3, 2007 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nycstudman
      nycstudman

      What’s weird is that restrooms in most restaurants in Manhattan these days — and certainly all the bars & dance clubs — are gender neutral. I got un-pee shy way back when Tunnel’s bathroom had its own bar & DJ.

      Jul 3, 2007 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      Yes, he does make fun of his own, I’ve been reading the blog for a while. But in this case it feels especially juvenile and pointless. The expression “fish taco” is neither witty nor original.

      Jul 3, 2007 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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