July 18, 2007
Flowers and Lube
Well, well...it looks like JJ's, St. Louis' perennial paunch-bellied pleather palace is once again in the news for ejecting customers based upon how they’re dressed. The story, Male identity, female ID: Man in transition barred from club is a cover story in this week's Vital VOICE.
Longtime readers of this blog may remember that I was once mauled by bears at that alternative lifestyle establishment when my costume for AIDS fund-raiser was deemed inappropriate.
While I have rarely ventured back to JJ’s, I have, on occasion, tried to
get laid overcome my prejudice and given the place a shot.
Sadly, JJ’s has always disappointed and continues to disappoint by turning away transgender persons for being…well…transgender.
As for me, I doubt I’ll be going back anytime soon.
You see, one of my field operatives overhead the following while a couple of JJ's bartenders were discussing the bar's discriminatory practices and a few choice words I had about the bar in the Vital VOICE article:
"You know, that Rob Thurman....he's nothing but flowers and lube!"
Talk about off-the-mark!
I much prefer strawberries.
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Related: RFT’s archival coverage of the hoo-hah.