Tuesday's protest was a hot tranny mess!

Posted on 23 Jul 2008 at 11:38am

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Honey, last night’s protest on Fitzhugh Avenue was fierce. The transgender community and supporters demonstrated their disapproval at Crews Inn who asked drag queens and trans women to leave the bar on a recent Tuesday night.

About 20 protesters marched and carried picket signs (some featured the pink triangle NOT upside down) along the Fitzhugh sidewalk beneath the glow of the Royal Liquor Beer & Wine sign.

While patrons attempted to enter Crews Inn, the protesters would scream at them, “No! Don’t go in there! Crews Inn discriminates!”

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If the wannabe patron listened and didn’t enter, they were lovingly cheered.

A handful of cops were on hand. I left at 11:30 p.m., and nothing too dramatic had gone down.

But the Fitzhugh strip was bustling. Zippers was busting at the seams — there was a line that stretched around the building as customers tried to get in. Zippers also had  bucket of free chilled water bottles for protesters. Some Zippers employees and patrons got into the spirit — wearing hideous drag outfits with wigs and fugly makeup.

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The  protest was impressive. Krystal Summers started out marching in four-inch stilettos, but after an hour, she changed into running shoes.

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It will be interesting if this becomes a regular Tuesday night event. If so, the protesters should work on creating more chants and “tzuj” them — a la Janet Jackson. And how come there was not ONE furry boa whatsoever?

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— photos by Bryan Amann and Chance Browning

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