Monday, May 14, 2018
Texas Club Attendee Told To Remove The Makeup
But Rodriguez only got as far of the door of the establishment at 5702 S. Staples St. in Corpus Christi when he was told by a bouncer that in order to enter the club he would have to remove his lipstick and false eyelashes due to the club's dress code.
Gee, where have I heard those words before?
"I approached the door I handed my ID to the security at the door (and) his words were and, I quote, 'unfortunately, you cannot enter because you are wearing makeup and we have a rule here that says men need to dress like men,'" said Rodriguez.
Despite being upset about what he was told, Rodriguez complied by wiping his lipstick off in his car, but later complained about the discriminatory happenings on his Facebook page.
And as you probably guessed, people are rushing to defend and excuse the homophobic and transphobic dress code.
That dismissive response has not only drawn negative commentary from people incensed about the way Rodriguez was treated, it has triggered a protest organized by Kathy Huff that is scheduled to happen this Thursday.
The May 17 protest of Whiskey River is scheduled to run from 6-9 PM CDT. It is drawing support from Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) and other Texas based advocacy orgs.