“We walked back to the women’s room and the security guard said, ‘Don’t even think about going in,’ ” Scooby relates. “They weren’t just harassing drag queens — some of us have had sex changes and are technically women.” Then, Scooby says, when he and his glamorous gaggle went onstage after singer Crystal Waters performed, they were promptly booted off by security. “We thought someone else was playing after her, but they just wanted us off stage,” he says.
Have Christian morals and Evangelical ethics trickled down and formed rivulets of absurdity into New York’s hedonistic nightclubs? Are drag queens and transsexuals being prevented from using ladies rooms, a long-held Gotham tradition? Iconic trannie Amanda Lepore and her gender-illusion friends were ordered out of the ladies loo at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night, says today’s Page Six. Never mind that it was a reunion of regulars of the legendary Palladium. Veteran clubbers Cody Ravioli and Kenny Kenny were among Mandy’s banished cohorts, though the ladylike luminaries had no problem sitting down to pee back in the tumultuous 1980s and ’90s. “All the Guido girls in the bathroom were defending us,” said drag queen Scooby. “They were like, ‘That’s fucked up!’ I’ve never been kicked out of a woman’s bathroom before. I looked better than most of the girls there.” Then, apparently due to the girls’ fetching attire, they were also refused admittance into the men’s room.