Lesbian kicked out of restaurant

In her post about the movie Tea and Sympathy Gina said:

On one level, the movie works as a wonderful expose of our rigid definitions of gender roles. I would love to see something similar on definitions of femininity because I think it works differently. Women may have more flexibility and permission to be tomboys, but as any butch lesbian could probably tell you, there is a definite line one can cross between allowable tomboyishness and gender threat.

There is a line and Khadijah Farmer crossed it. She was eating at a restaurant with her girlfriend and when she used the ladies room the bouncer thought she was a man and kicked her out even after she offered ID. It happened in one of the places you’d least expect it, Greenwich Village during Pride. If it can happen there it can happen anywhere.

Complete story in NY Daily News.


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