Leave it to the gays to make the absolute best out of a horrendous situation!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
While the residents of Galveston, Texas were told to flee because Ike was about to start rolling down the river—Robert's Lafitte, the local homo bar, ignored the warning and decided to have a "a pre-curfew drag show and Tina Turner sing-along."
However, after three feet of water poured into the establishment and the windows blew out, the sequin dresses and Nutbush wigs had to be shelved for one night only. Big Mouth Robert, the bar owner, said after quick mop-up the next morning they had to reopen,”All of our customers kind of demanded it. It's their bar and they kind of dictate what's going on. We're survivors."
Yes Lawd, the gays know how to survive, including Dixie Monroe, a transgender barmaid "who wore a tiger-print cowboy hat and a low-cut top." Miss Dixie said, "You can see there's not too much worry and stress on people's faces." Straight, gay, whatever, packed in the bar, which is now "setting out food donated by locals for people in need." A straight restaurant worker who never visited the bar before said, "It's more than a life saver. This is like the Coast Guard."
Tina Turner remains “the artist of choice.” Why? You guessed it—"given that she survived another Ike -- her abusive husband Ike Turner."
Don't you just love this story? Funny thing is, if a bunch of drags, lesbians, gay men, and transgenders trekked to a redneck bar for refuge -- I am sure they would quickly be turned away and threatened to be lynched. The gays are forgiving people.
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Special thanks to my dear friend for sending me this story!
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