St. Petersburg Bar Denies ‘Ladies Night’ Drink Specials To Transgender Woman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A St. Petersburg bar landed in hot water recently after a transgender woman was told she could not receive discounted drinks on “ladies night.”

The bar, Bishop Tavern & Lounge, was quick to apologize on its Facebook page after a protest group formed on the same social networking site.

“Recently a concern was raised about how a transgender customer was treated here. We would like to sincerely apologize for this,” the Facebook note states. “Bishop strives on being one of St. Petersburg’s premier nightlife destinations for everyone, without prejudice. We really appreciate the fact that we live in such a diverse community.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the problems began when patron Alex Borrego went to Bishop with several friends, including three female-to-male transgender persons and a drag queen.

Though Borrego was initially offered discounted beverages as part of the bar’s promotion, a bouncer came over and told them they were cut off from the deals “because [they’re] dudes.”

Her driver’s license lists her as a female, but showing her ID did not help her cause. Eventually, the group left.

“Legally, I’m a woman,” she told the Times. “And to deny me to participate in ladies night — that’s very disrespectful.”

Not long after, Borrego and her friends initiated an online protest of the establishment. The apology issued by the bar seemed to mollify much of the protesting community.

“Thank you for the apology and your willingness to embrace change and equality!” read one comment.

“I’m glad this situation got dealt with quickly,” another said. “Obviously a member of the LGBT community and I go to Bishops often so when I heard of this I was more than shocked as I’ve never been bothered or told I couldn’t partake in ladies night being a butch. I’m glad now I don’t have to avoid going to Bishops.”

According to the Times, Borrego and her friends were also satisfied with the sincerity of their words, adding that the protest page will be removed.

She will reportedly discontinue going to Bishop on principle, though, and continue to fight for the rights of transgender people in light of the situation.

“I definitely want to keep the issue alive,” Borrego told the paper. “I still think there is an issue at hand. It is discrimination at the core.”

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  1. kirok says:

    Now I’ve seen it all. It has come to this. You wonder how the USA will falter and go down like the Roman Empire. Not by an overwhelming military invasion, but from within. We will become so weak that we will lose all our credibility by being so PC. It may not happen in my time here on this planet, but mock my words it surely will. If you want to live your life the way you want? Hey that’s your God given right as an American. When the line is crossed and when the norm has to be changed to accomodate the minority. That will be the downfall of America as we know it. I hope they develop a time machine so I can jet back to the 80’s when common sense was mainstream.

    1. DeusVult says:

      AMEN Brother…AMEN!
      PC/Leftist/progressive B.S. “IS” DESTROYING OUR REPUBLIC!
      2012- “IS” the time America!
      2012-WE MUST SAVE THE REPUBLIC!
      ABO=”ANYBODY” but obama!
      GOD BLESS AMERICA! GOD “SAVE” THE REPUBLIC!

      1. LAT says:

        “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.

        Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

        ~ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time

        ———————- http://911essentials.com

      2. Stan says:

        And I bet the transgenderettes will want to hit from the Women’s Tee.

      3. StopServingUpLies says:

        “Lat” it’s interesting how your post always stays. Whenever I post a link to the cover up, it magically disappears.

        Unelected officials took over Washington and are orchestrating the daily news. They think you can’t handle the truth. We have no president, no democracy, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

      4. Mitt Obamney says:

        Still think the world isnt coming to an end in 2012! PLEASE look at this moral, spiritual, cultural and economic decline in America and get prepared…

        I am locked and loaded boys….

        http://survive-2012-no-matter-what.blogspot.com

    2. BadWhisky says:

      Alas, most great societies do not go into the abyss with a bang; but, rather a whimper.

      1. george says:

        That is correct. Rome took over a century to die. It didn’t all happen because of a swarm of Germanic invasions suddenly occurring. A major factor was a foolish watering-down of the military over a long period. More and more responsibility was handed over to foreign mercenaries, and even outsiders from the Germanic tribes who had settled within the Empire were allowed to serve under their own tribal chieftains’ command! A recipe for ultimate disaster, and we in the U.S. are trekking down similar paths.

    3. Morticia Addams says:

      Dumb. Real males don’t concern themselves with transexual issues. Real males are confident in who they are.

      1. Rick O'Shay says:

        Real males (and real females) don’t let a freakish minority use political, legal and PC bullying tactics to impose their values onto the rest of society.

        Transsexuals just use hormones and surgery to play dress up. They are mentally defective.

      2. DirtyDave777 says:

        NO Real Men don’t pretend to be Women.
        And
        Are Offended by Anything Playing Make believe.

      3. Charles X says:

        Real men don’t dress up as women.

        It’s disgusting.

      4. Jack P says:

        Real men recognize “them” for the perverts they are.

      5. Strong Independent Woman says:

        Real men pay full price for his and the woman’s drinks.

      6. Bobby D says:

        If I was the bouncer I would have told them, “if you’re packing a baloney, no drinks for you!”🙂

    4. Tammy Rainey says:

      “but mock my words”

      Oh sweet irony! Have no fear my friend, this will surely be done!

      1. dave kallman says:

        Wow, the grammar \ spelling marm is out today – everyone got the gist of what the OP was trying to say – and you know what, not too many folks are “mocking” it.

        Now, you and your silliness are dismissed

      2. Tammy Rainey says:

        Dave, i got the gist of it easily – but the opportunity to make a point was also quite obvious. That was not a criticism of spelling or grammar – lord knows I’ll make mistakes, but an opportunity to make a larger point.

      3. CommonCents says:

        @Tammy: Your -petty- focus on a phonetic typo identifies you as a lame LIBERAL.

      4. Tammy Rainey says:

        @Common – that’s a strange accusation to make against someone who once knocked on doors for Alan Keyes.

        But to clear up your confusion, I’m a “small l” libertarian, I plan to do everything I can to push Gary Johnson this year.

        Assuming can only lead to error my friend.

    5. Griefman says:

      You will have to go back farther then the 80;s my friend. PC was running rampant even back then.

      1. glenp says:

        PC was just fine in the 70’s too I remember the lefties in college mocking someone for expressing an idea different from their own—typical censorship leftists

      2. george says:

        Political correctness was injected into the country’s genes, much like a virus, back in the 1950s. Everything started once the legal system was put in charge of the issue of how whites treat racial minorities. After minorities were given the status of privileged and protected groups under the law, and we started to see such logical byproducts as court-ordered school busing, affirmative action, and minority-set-aside public works, whites allowed themselves to be forever put on the defensive.

    6. snowman says:

      I will surely mock your words

    7. Kasey says:

      *mark my words, it’s not wise to ask someone to mock your words.

    8. RAB says:

      Thank you!!! One simple solution to this kind of perversion….a big sign at the front door…”WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE!!!”

      1. Yech says:

        Or yet another alternative…I reserve the right to drink where I want, and I won’t be drinking at a bar that embraces “diversity”. Want immediate gut check reaction? What do you say to a guy who pulls his dress up to urinate next to you in the men’s room?

    9. sunnyincc says:

      Heshe should sit by the phone…Obama will be calling to offer his support.

    10. sickofit says:

      meh…have him/her contact Sandra Fluke…the lib’s darling is already working on transgender issues

    11. mercyonme says:

      Though I agree with your summation that the USA is in a perilous world situation, I would have to disagree with your claim that it is “your God given right” in living life the way one wants to. God gives us the liberty to choose, but wrong choices are still wrong. One of the reasons the US is in the situation it is in is because of the false assumption that everything is a “right” and its subsequent misapplication to excuse a variety of morally corrupt excesses.

      1. kirok says:

        @mercyonme- Well isn’t that how it is termed? “My god given right…….. I know the good Lord gives us the ability to choose through reasoning. So I’ll give you that. Anyway, your absolutely correct about the morality issue. I think in my opinion, the problem in two parts. One is that common sense has just flown the coop and second, it’s like most Americans are asleep at the wheel. It’s like the populous has simply become to busy to pay attention to matters like these, until it rings their doorbell. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people just don’t take the time to focus on these issues. “It’s somebody’s elses problem”, NIMBY(Not in my Back yard). Before you know it, it is knocking at the door.

    12. kirok says:

      Yeah I caught the error of “mock my words”. Ooops. Oh well it’s the point that’s valid.

    13. confused says:

      Well make up your mind dude. Are you a chick or are you a dude? Cant be both…or can you? Either way, maybe they should change their sign to “100% ladies night specials only. If you were a man or were a woman and are trying to be a woman now that does not count. “

    14. scottieboy says:

      “…but mock my words…”

      We already are!

      1. kirok says:

        @scottieboy- Hardie har har!!

    15. kirok says:

      Plus it sounds like as if he or she or whatever, wants to keep the issue alive. For what???? I can only imagine it’s to bring attention to the soapbox that the LGBT uses to push their agenda or what I think is a money hungry lawsuit against the bar. Their civil rights were violated. I can just see it now. What a joke.

    16. Founders1791 says:

      The best way to END THE DEBATE if for bars to change ‘the term’ from ladies night to FEMALE DNA NIGHT

      FEMALE DNA NIGHT will give legal grounds to deny these misfits of human debris.

    17. Lee says:

      How right you are about this civilization going down the toilet. But I’ve got some news for you: You will have to go back quite a bit further than the ’80s to get to a time when common sense was mainstream – if you mean the 1980s. This society’s decline was well underway by 1980.

  2. Chris says:

    Where does it end? Get a life.

  3. rawheadrex says:

    Even if you paint stripes on a horse, you can’t make it a zebra. You got the ‘y’ chromosome? You are stuck with it, Same for the ‘x’ chromosome. Please quit confusing gender with sex. The former is a matter of grammar; the latter a strict province of biology. Damned public education system.

    1. ed says:

      Don’t argue with Alex, he/she is just soooo much smarter then anyone who disagrees with him/her

    2. B says:

      Alex, you have a genetic disorder. It is not the norm. Humans are born male or female, and you are what you are. You should check your blood work and find out what you are. Because you grew parts of male in you doesn’t make you both. You’re an anomaly, not the norm. Perhaps, YOU should learn something.

    3. Steve says:

      I don’t understand “biolgy .” To be honest, I don’t even know what it is.

    4. Paul T says:

      Fine. According to Endocrine Today (http://www.endocrinetoday.com/view.aspx?rid=23984), “no case law considers gender as other than the dichotomy of male and female”.

    5. DirtyDave777 says:

      And as soon as they stop taking Synthetic hormones they Start to REVERT.
      Mental illness don’t Make a Bull a cow or a cow a Bull no matter how much you pretend.

    6. Kip Noxzema says:

      Yup, as long as every cell in your body is male, no amount of bolt-on parts can make you a woman.

    7. Charles X says:

      You’re mentally ill, and are infecting normal society. You should be culled.

    8. Hwoodbery says:

      So are you suggesting that the bar should check who qualifies for ladies night discount by doing blood tests on all customers?

    9. Detex says:

      Don’t try to reason with these guys.

  4. TJP says:

    You can’t make everyone happy all of the time. Making the GLBT crowd (maybe a few percent of the population) happy means more business from them, but then you scare away a percentage of heteros. Just change the advertising so there’s small print about only women who are recognizable as women getting discounted drinks and you’re all set. It’s not necessarily even about bigotry – it’d be very easy to have a “female” ID made up so you can get discounted drinks as a man, if that’s all it takes.

    In general, I don’t frequent bars, but if I did, I would certainly stay away from this one now.

    1. SoBeIt says:

      I don’t live in St Pete, but I’m there a lot, have friends who live in the Burg. That said, there is a pretty large GLBT presence, really liberal city. If they wanted to keep their business, this was a have to do.

      In the end, it was all probably about free drinks.

    2. Hwoodbery says:

      Any person with fake boobs should automatically be excluded. Any volunteers for doing the testing?

  5. Alex says:

    To quite a wise person, a person may be born a woman, but not all are ladies.
    I’m an intersexed woman, that’s a woman with partial male parts, what should I do? I didn’t ask to be born and neither did these patrons to this bar. All people are entitled to be treated properly, fairly and with respect. I don’t go to bars anyway as one doesn’t meet the cream of the crop there. Yes, I am an oddity of nature, but that’s no excuse to treat me with lesser regard than any other patron.

    1. hosea says:

      BS W/OUT PICTURES…

    2. Verheek says:

      It’s not about treating less, it’s about treating as is. If you’re not a woman and the deal is for women then you don’t qualify!

      As far as those falling into physical grey areas it would be interesting to know what the Chromosomes show…

      1. Tammy Rainey says:

        sixth grade biology is inadequate preparation for this discussion

    3. AllHailTheChief says:

      Big brother found another made up story to dominate. The truth is being buried after the coup and cover up since unelected officials took over Washington and the media for domestic spying.

      Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

    4. bmsadler01 says:

      I have a feeling the “transgender woman” in the bar was a full fledged man with all male parts dressed in drag, and not born with both male and female parts.

    5. gobnait says:

      Who shows the tolerance that you demand to those who do not accept you as a woman? Don’t they deserve to be treated as human beings too? The left demeans such people as bigots and haters and shouts them down. Seems like a double standard.

    6. nerf says:

      Which bathroom do you go to? Is it consistent, or do you call yourself a woman if it gets you a free drink? Just curious.

    7. BadWhisky says:

      nonya, There is a difference between choosing to be and having to be. Life is tough and I do not envy your situation; however, if you are living as a woman and attract men, you should get the discount. Let us face it that is what ladies night is about, drink discounts to lure women into the establishment which in turn lures men looking for ladies into the establishment. As far as the transgendered woman, if they refused the deal it probably has a lot to do with the fact that she wasn’t feminine enough to fool them into believing he was a she; thus, negating the whole purpose of the ladies night tactic.

    8. Adrian says:

      What a crock. A man dressed as a woman is a man. No discount for you. Demanding a discount just shows that this idiot wants attention for being a man dressed as a woman. Just another “notice me” deffective human.

      A woman with partial male parts is a different story.

    9. no more whiners says:

      Quit whining. That is what you do. Don’t burden everybody else with your problems. We don’t want to hear about your parts. If you don’t like how the bar treats you, don’t go back.

    10. Fred says:

      Old argument technique to justify abominable behavior. just like the abortion claim that abortion should be legal because if you are raped you should not have to carry the rapist’s baby. Well the vast majority of abortions are not done because of rape but “choice” just like the vast majority of transgendered are not born with more or less parts like yourself. but are complete in one genderbut choose to change to the other.

  6. E Warren says:

    Sounds like the Bud Light commercial when they dressed as ladies for ladies nite about 15 years ago

    1. Tony G says:

      Oh man that was a funny commercial. still laughing and trying to type.

  7. Alex says:

    Sex is not the same as gender. Sorry.

    1. Malcolm Tent says:

      Alex, yet it is. Regardless of how you’d like it to be. Sorry.

    2. texas58 says:

      Actually, except LGBT I doubt if you would find one person who agrees w/ your statement. Sex and gender are identical! On the other hand your statement would be true of the tiny population of intersex people in society.

    3. LS says:

      Because I say it Those are the facts. The best way I know to make America a caotic FREE for all. Opps we are almost there.

    4. LS says:

      Because I say it Those are the facts. The best way I know to make America a caotic FREE for all. Opps we are almost there. Just shutup and live your life quite thinking you and like you are special its your mind that needs help.

    5. Verheek says:

      Oh yes it is.

    6. Dan says:

      My drivers license says “sex” not gender.

    7. osagewillie says:

      I would tend to agree, as gender is basically derived from genre meaning type r sort, however sex can represent male or female, but has numerous other conotations eg sexual intercourse, sexual abuse, sex games and only one definition referring to the male/female distinction.

    8. Elrod Skilly says:

      You are correct. However, gender is a grammatical term. People are trying to reinvent the word “gender”, just because the mass population was turned off by the term “sex-change.” Another term had to be found for “cross dresser” and “transvestite”, too. A person’s sex cannot be changed, and that is what “male” and “female” (as it relates to a human) is. A man can dress up like a woman, have surgeries, and even take hormones, but no matter what anyone says, he will never become a woman. Just like a child can put a sheet over their head and claim to be a ghost. Dress up time does not reality make.

      1. Hwoodbery says:

        Did the bar advertise a ladies sex night or a ladies gender night? From a practical point of view a bar is not gonna be able to determine sex without doing blood tests on all customers. Otoh gender is usually easier and less costly to determine……

    9. Nemo says:

      Alex,To the two idiots below you, gender refers to grammar, that is all. Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter. Misuse of a word does not change the meaning of a word.

    10. Tammy Rainey says:

      Medical Dictionary
      gender gen·der (jěn’dər)
      n.

      The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy.

      Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.

      ————————————
      Medical Dictionary
      sex (sěks)
      n.

      The property or quality by which organisms are classified as female or male on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions.
      ————————————-

      Note the difference in the two. Gender does, in fact, medically, refer to one’s sex and serves as a synonym for that word, but it is a further meaning beyond that as described in the second sentence:

      ” Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.”

      so “sex” is JUST sax, the basic physical manifestation (which, by the way, becomes inadequate for intersex conditions) whereas gender is that, AND it is also a descriptor of the person’s sexual identity.

      It is commonly understood by educated people that the term gender is proper when one is referring to something other than the construct of genitalia.

      I realize this confuses some folks, but it is not some politically correct made-up cliche, it’s how scientists communicate.

    11. Chris says:

      True enough.
      Beware anyone who uses a trivial term like “gender” to describe something as monumental as sex.
      Gender is about words and grammar. You can change the gender of a word with the stroke of a pen or the click of a key.
      Sex is about living things. Your sex is what you are from conception to cremation, regardless of any level of dressup or superficial surgical mutilation. It’s in every drop of your blood and your entire body, including your brain.
      Someone could be ground up into hamburger and a simple test would determine what her or she is.
      Dressing a man up as a woman, or chopping pieces off doesn’t make him any more of a woman than Dustin Hoffman as Tootsie or John Bobbitt as John Bobbitt.
      There are indeed people with genetic anomalies such as, XXX, XXY or XYY chromosomes. There are also people born with malformed genitals… and cleft palates for that matter. They are entitled to reasonable accommodation for their abnormalities but they are also a minuscule, statistically irrelevant segment of the population and we all know that’s not who we’re talking about here.
      There’s a classic term that applies to this kind of lunacy. This is a classic case of “defining deviancy down.”

  8. MarkJ says:

    Okay, here’s an idea: how about just giving these folks “half off” on their drinks?(snicker, snort)

  9. Julie says:

    That leaves more for you right alex? *barf*

  10. Billy says:

    Uhhuh, chix with dix. Crododile Dundee will figure it out.

  11. Bubba says:

    They say that their ID’s say they are female. But the state of Florida doesn’t recongize a sex change on the ID, what I mean is the Id number says whether you were born male or female.

  12. ed says:

    no, just because you think your a women, does not make it so

  13. Bubba says:

    Aww who cares? Whatever.

  14. pc says:

    America is falling apart and this is story is news?

    1. Verheek says:

      My question is why? What has happened?

    2. Constitution First says:

      BINGO! Give the man a cigar!

    3. Paul T says:

      Well YOU clearly read the headline and clicked the link. That’s why it’s news. They put on the “front page” what they think people will find sensational.

  15. ED says:

    MISS TYPED THEY WANT TO BE MEN SHOULD BE WANT TO BE WOMEN.tHEY ARE MENTALLY ILL NOW I WILL AGREE TO THAT.

  16. Steve says:

    So, it wanted to be man until it had to pay full price for a drink, then it wanted to be a woman??

  17. Stan says:

    From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    1. chicagomatt says:

      stan, you can’t have a baby…you don’t have a womb!

    2. Elrod Skilly says:

      No. But I will call you Lorettastan. (Groucho voice —>) Actually, I think we’ve got troops in Lorettastan.

      1. Alex says:

        Actual humour? On my Internet?

        Seriously though thank you Elrod for the laugh.

        Cheers,
        Alex

  18. kmbrlb says:

    Just cancel ladies night. Problem solved.

  19. shepard says:

    Wait a minute, don’t transgender people want to be identified as their chosen, rather than biological sex? Wasn’t the bartender respecting her right to become a man if she chose? Or is this some sort of “I feel like a women when there’s free booze at Ladies’ Night,” scheme?

    1. BadWhisky says:

      I’m thinkin you gotz a 5 o-clock shadow then ya ain’t drinkin at a dicount.

  20. Stan says:

    STAN: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me ‘Loretta’.
    REG: What?!
    LORETTA: It’s my right as a man.
    JUDITH: Well, why do you want to be Loretta, Stan?
    LORETTA: I want to have babies.
    REG: You want to have babies?!
    LORETTA: It’s every man’s right to have babies if he wants them.
    REG: But… you can’t have babies.
    LORETTA: Don’t you oppress me.
    REG: I’m not oppressing you, Stan. You haven’t got a womb! Where’s the foetus going to gestate?! You going to keep it in a box?!

    1. chicagomatt says:

      best Monty Python movie evah.

    2. Mike says:

      You cut short the most poignant part….
      Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
      Reg: It’s symbolic of his struggle against reality.

  21. Chris W says:

    Ladies’ Night is by it’s nature discriminatory. Men have never been able to get the Ladies’ Night half-price drinks, but you don’t hear us complaining. You’ll never get genuine respect from others until you grow a layer of skin thicker than wet tissue paper.

    1. JonW says:

      We don’t complain because we end up paying for it anyway. Ladies night is fine by me.

  22. Jim Smith says:

    does it have a pen us? NO DRINK FOR YOU!

    So the men dressing like women can get drinks because they simply WISH they were women…and the women who WISH they were men can still get drinks because even though they have boy haircuts, they have vag inas.

    man, they are really bilking this bar for all they’re worth.

  23. steve says:

    isn’t ladies night sexual discrimination anyways ? offering a product or service at a different price based on gender ?

    1. Rick O'Shay says:

      It is an indication of how messed up our society has gotten that you and most everyone else unconsciously accepts the premise that the owners of private businesses should be subjected to laws and lawsuits for what should be entirely up to them. If a bar owner wants to engage in “sex discrimination”, either with regard to customers or to employees, than he should be able to do so. If you, as a customer or an employee, than find another bar.

      Private property rights are inseparable from political freedom.

      1. Hwoodbery says:

        How about discrimination on race. Should that be left up to the bar owner as well?

      2. Rick the Chick says:

        Oh Boy there’s a can of worms!!!!! White Night !!! OMG They’d call out the National Guard, Warrants would be issued!!!!

  24. Tom Mix says:

    Giving drink specials to females and not to males is discrimination. Imagine the uproar if it were discounts for males only.

    1. Steve says:

      Thats a bad idea because we males would be passing many many drinks of to the ladies lol! “Let me buy you a drink” would become “let me get you drunk!’ Ive just convinced my self that this is a really good idea….Tom you are an f’n genius!

  25. NEO says:

    Mr HeII, meet Mr Handbasket…Mr Handbasket, Mr HeII.

  26. Nina says:

    Dude looks like a Lady….but isn’t. Too Bad.

    1. Mike says:

      Trannies are not women they are guys on estrogen without the hormone their bodies return to male. High intake of female hormones result in cancer.

  27. searreigh says:

    cutting one’s #ick off doesn’t make you a woman. There is no such thing as “trans gender.”

  28. Harley2002 says:

    Wow this is what people are complaining about? What a spoiled people we are. Pretty soon hermaphrodites will want to marry themselves LOL.

    1. chicagomatt says:

      are you a hermaphroditephobe?

      i hate hermaphroditephobes. they are intolerant and ignorant of a growing community. it’s only a matter of time before the politicians start pandering to the hermaphrodite community.

  29. FN_Jerk says:

    Sounds to me like we need to update the dictionary to redefine what a “male, man, or gentleman” and “female, woman, or lady” is and probably need to go ahead and handle the word “racist” while were at it. I have come to notice that these words do NOT mean anything close to the definitions that i had to copy (while i was in trouble) when i was a kid and grew up with. Other words that need redefining are “freedom, respect, poor, and rich”. Remember facts are irrelevent it is just what our feelings were at the time.

  30. Feste says:

    The bar should just rename the event to “XX night” and advertise discount drinks for genetic females.

    1. Aerin says:

      No then they’d be exposed for what they really are. Men offering favors to women because the women are female and therefore offer potential sexual favor to the men. Yet this is described as “pure” moral values in America because OF COURSE guys are always entitled to sexual favors from real women, visually or otherwise (why else would women be lured into a bar with discriminately priced drinks?)

      1. Elrod Skilly says:

        Nah, you are missing it. Most biologically born women and men are straight. They like to have sex with the opposite sex. No one is entitled to sex, and no one is entitled to a discount drink. This is a promotion that the company (bar) runs. No one claims that a bar discount is “pure morals.” Stop making things up. No one claims that men are entitled to sexual favors simply for going to a bar that has “ladies night.” Again, stop making things up. Women would go to a bar with lower priced drinks for a TON of different reasons. And yes, they may actually be looking to hook-up. They may just want cheap drinks and soem social engagement. That’s their right, don’t ya know? Or do you believe that women are so weak they cannot make their own decisions?

  31. KenG says:

    You can’t be equal ladies, without being equal when the check arrives: there shouldn’t even BE a “ladies night.”

  32. David says:

    The Bishop Tavern and Lounge is off my list.

  33. Aerin says:

    Sam, you have no sensitivity for the minority of us who are born with incomplete testes, AIS (look it up if you don’t know what it means) and various other intersex conditions. Y chromosome or not (are you familiar with XXY?) I take female hormones to balance out my body because my health would be at risk otherwise. You comparing us to rapists and other predators is an insult, you sound like you’re speaking from your genitals because you’re p**sed off you can’t stick them somewhere. Go find your born XY woman and leave the rest of us alone, jerk.

    1. nonya says:

      Its not about sensitivity, its about “ladies night”. Maybe the bars will be required to specify “no p.e.nis bearing individual shall receive free drinks on ladies night”.

      They could have a “halfer” night if they wanted to specify free drinks to the strange ones, but to be real clear here, ladies night is a promotional event created to draw males to a place that they know (drinking) females will be. Have you no sensitivity for the poor sports jock who accidentally picks up someone with a p.e.nis?

    2. Ken says:

      Aerin, how can you compare your self with these people? You were born with a condition and take medication for health purposes. They take the same medication to alter their appearance essentially deceiving others as to their true gender.

    3. Springer Rider says:

      Then you should wait until they have Incomplete Testes night, you freak.

    4. Rick O'Shay says:

      Public policy should not be based on genetic anomalies.

      If the bar owner wants to cater to weirdos like transsexuals, that’s his business.

  34. Redz says:

    Why didn’t S/he go to a gay bar, and then demand a ladies night, but the proprietor would probably become so confused he’d have a mental breakdown.

    This particular bar owner, should simply not have a ladies night any more and then post, for the rest of the patrons, the name and address of the person who ruined it for them.

  35. p3orion says:

    Let me get this straight (pun somewhat intended): the three transgendered individuals are changing their sex from female to male, presumably because they consider themselves “males wrongly born in female bodies” or something to that effect. And yet when the bar recognizes them AS males, and refuses them the ladies’ night special BECAUSE they recognize them as males, NOW they want to be seen as women.

    Sounds like they would have been satisfied whatever way it went as long as they got the cheap drinks.

    Hey baby, let me buy you a nice tall glass of STFU.

    1. Tammy Rainey says:

      “Let me get this straight (pun somewhat intended): the three transgendered individuals are changing their sex from female to male”

      Incorrect. the person objecting was refereed to as a “transgender woman” -this term is correctly applied to male-to-female transsexuals (“transwoman” is also correct). Her companions were Transmen – female-to-male – and were not claiming any wrongdoing towards them.

      1. O. Fischel says:

        “…the person objecting was refereed [sic] to as a “transgender woman”

        Incorrect — unless he was fouled in the act of shooting…

  36. Samantha says:

    All the ignorant comments on this page make my stomach turn. It’s a shame people have to so filled with hate and rage as opposed to encouraging people to be who they want to be. The person was legally identified as a woman on their licence, that should have been the end of the story.

    1. TroyG says:

      Samantha, I don’t hate anyone because of gender; I find it pathetic and stupid in the extreme that America has so many nutcases. I find it hilarious that there are other Americans who support these fools and their stupid delusions.

    2. Lincoln says:

      Lincoln: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?

      Reporter: Five?

      Lincoln: No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg.

  37. barry1817 says:

    a person dresses as a man, acts as a man, thinks she is a man then claims that she is a woman because her license says that.

    Sounds like she just wanted a something for less, and the reality is that if a person wants to believe that they are of the other sex, then what they were born, you shouldn’t be looking for the goodies, and pretending that you are then both sexes at the same time.

    And you should be thankful that you aren’t in a Muslim dominated country, you know that peaceful religion, that is reported goes about killing transgender individuals. See the story on Obozo’s nanny in Indonesia, that exceptional country, which unlike America’s exceptionalism, goes about killing transgender people.

  38. hatintaxes says:

    Humm, must need some further surgery, body sculpting or clothing to “sell” her change a little better

  39. TroyG says:

    Sounds like a great bar for NORMAL people, you know, the ones who aren’t mentally warped enough to determine they were born into the wrong body.

  40. john says:

    That bar should have setup a tent in the parking lot and stuck that 1/2 female and 1/2 male inside. Then he could have sold tickets like the carnivals did years ago.
    LOL
    That would be a show and a half.
    LOL

  41. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

    If you are ‘different’ keep it to yourself. I don’t want to know about it.

  42. Reggie says:

    So why aren’t all the women who were able to benefit from “ladie’s night” complaining about their favorable treatment? It’s discrimination against men too, after all. It seems most women are in favor of discrimination as long as it directly benefits them.

  43. bethesdabrat says:

    If you’ve got a va-jay-jay, either natural-born or manmade, you’re entitled to the discount.

    1. jay says:

      natural born- i agree

      man made- you are confused

    2. Buster says:

      … so if a girl glues on a strap-on, she is suddenly a man?

  44. sean patriot says:

    Lets see these Hagi

  45. Mac says:

    Nothing a simple blood test can’t clear up, right?

  46. Chris says:

    To hell with this I am going to another bar!!!!

  47. rickster says:

    this whole thing is disgusting. It’s simply a mental health issue.

  48. Sun Tzu says:

    Seriously, Alex – did your parents or anyone in the world teach you to choose your battles wisely?

    It’s drink specials at one bar, on one night, because some idiot decided he needed to be a jerk. You’re looking like a fool defending your “fighting the good fight”.

  49. Tommy boy says:

    You’re all missing the point. I for one am dressing up as a woman with a few of my pals, and we’re going down for some half priced drinks. Small price to pay for the riducule we’ll receive from the bouncer.

  50. Blimpo says:

    Bars have “Ladies Night” to attract male patrons. What male patron would be attracted to a half lady/ half man ?

  51. Brian says:

    Someone obviously failed biology. There are also XXX, XYY, XXY in addition to XX and XY.
    1 out of every 1,000 females is XXX. 5-10 are born per day in the USA.
    I have a feeling many of the “men” on here are actually XXY.

    It is also important to note that all of us are intersexed for a few weeks after we were conceived.

    1. stopthejunk1 says:

      Yeah, but not by the time we’re buying drinks at a bar.

      This story illustrates the vast and important difference between “woman” and “legal female.”

  52. Blimpo says:

    Bars have “Ladies Night” to attract male patrons. What male patron would be attracted to a half lady/ half man ? Not enough to pay the rent I assume.

  53. Ed S says:

    It should be a rule:
    Post Op=Drinks at Ladies Night

    Pre-Op=Stand outside with the rest of us schmuck guys.

    Just another alkie looking for cheap booze.

  54. bruce says:

    This Florida bar is sexist. It’s discriminating against men. I can’t stand women who say they want equal rights but then exploit double standards in relation to free drinks etc.

    Message to women: either you believe in equal rights or you don’t. If you want equality, you should be charged the same prices as men, not less.

  55. BadWhisky says:

    Got it understand, covered it, pretty much just standin in the corner pointing and gigglin now……

  56. Gary Johnson says:

    The whole point of lady’s night is discriminatory…what’s the big deal. OK, make it “people without testicles”…night. That should solve the problem…

  57. bruce says:

    Why doesn’t the Bishop Tavern and Lounge also have a “men’s night” where men can get cheaper drinks than the women?

    In my opinion, it’s a bar that gives women cheap drinks so as to make them drunk and more available to sleazy straight guys. Women are being used as bait, basically. .

    As for the women who take advantage of the cheap drinks offer, you have no dignity and no class. You’re tramps, basically.

    1. Lou says:

      ok, Rush, get back on your meds!

    2. SD34287 says:

      Q1: There are MANY bars that do this, particularly up north. The south is not so progressive.

      Q2: Correct.

      Q3: And you’re a pig.

  58. Ditch Mason says:

    I am insane now.

  59. yiddishlion says:

    Actually SirGareth got it right.

  60. Pounce Kitty says:

    Well, some of these transgender women are a lot nicer than the money-grubbing witches in most divorce cases. I’d rather have a drink with a civilized he-woman than a raging hormonal out of control witch who just kicked her husband in the nuRtz.

    1. Clarence says:

      Knock yourself out. Go keep the freaks company.

  61. linda says:

    omg, let the bar serve who they want half priced drinks……it’s a PRIVATE business, not govt run…….get over it trannies

  62. yiddishlion says:

    Exactly.

  63. Pounce Kitty says:

    Question to all men: Would you rather have a drink with a good-looking (if slightly larger) transgender woman or Nancy Pelosi? And if you even have to THINK about that, you’re in trouble!

    1. Kip Noxzema says:

      Both are ugly like 40 miles of bad road. No thanks.

    2. Mike says:

      I think I will just quit drinking.

  64. robert says:

    When/if they have freak night…you’ll have no problemo. freak.

  65. Rick S. says:

    Freaking weirdo just wanted to cause a scene. Shim needs to get a life and when shim figures out which gender’s rules shim’s gonna live by, stick to them and stay far away from the rest of us…..

  66. Adrian says:

    So if I paint myself black, can I get the minority scholarships? I’ve always felt black inside!

  67. Dwain says:

    Another bar to cross off my list. No guts, not patronage.

  68. Buster says:

    Perhaps the bar should just change their strategy – since they are discriminating against men anyway, why not take it further and discriminate against uglies too. Have an “attractive ladies night”. problem solved. The bouncer decides who is attractive.

  69. jay says:

    “I still think there is an issue at hand. It is discrimination at the core.”

    No, discrimination at it’s core is an ex-con, felon in this country. If one of you man-ladies walks into a job interview, you have a chance at it….
    THE ONLY GROUP WHO CAN BE TOLD, NO, YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS BECAUSE YOU ARE IN A SPECIFIC GROUP, AND NOBODY CARES AND EVEN ACCEPTS IT…..Are the ex-criminals

    Stop the whole discrimination claim….we don’t give a fu@K

  70. Buster says:

    ^ Most accurate and relevant comment I’ve read here.

  71. JohnAnderton says:

    If it has already cut its junk off, I’d give it the discount. That’s just me.

  72. SS says:

    Actually it is quite possible to have the sex chromosome combinations of: XXY (Klinefelter’s Syndrome), XYY (XYY Syndrome), X (Turner Syndrome), and XXX (Metafemale).

    All these conditions are a form of anueploidy (having either too many or too few chromosomes) and arise from nondisjunction events in various stages of Meiosis I and II in either the father or mother’s gamete formation.

    So, in fact the intersex anomaly does exist.

    1. glenp says:

      actually TURNER SYNDROME is a male lacking the Y chromosome

      1. Tom says:

        Turner syndrome is a FEMALE disorder, not a male lacking a Y chromosome. It is also known as monosomy X.

      2. glenp says:

        you need to “bone up” on the latest studies and research on that one. It made more sense it was a missing Y with all the data

  73. barker says:

    “Legally’ identified as a female… in California for instance, means you told a doctor you “feel like a woman”, and he gave you a note for the DMV. It’s that simple.

  74. Tim says:

    Why are people here talking about whether or not it is fair to “discriminate” against transgender women and just accepting the status-quo of discrimination against men in general? I thought our “modern society” has gone to great lengths to teach us that discrimination is wrong; so why is it okay to discriminate against males and offer specials to women? I know it is an age-old promotion but do I really need to point out the weakness to justifying something simply because “that’s how it’s been for a long time”? I can understand “ladies specials” in the past when women were a disadvantaged group, but considering the fact that they attend college at a higher rate than men, graduate at a higher rate than men, and earn the same pay…what is the current justification? I know some of you will say that men get paid more but if you look at governmental labor stats you will see unmarried men and unmarried women get paid the same. Here’s a basic question: would it be okay for a venue to offer specials based on race? If not, why is it okay to offer it based on gender?

  75. Jim from Boston says:

    “A St. Petersburg bar landed in hot water recently after a transgender woman was told she could not receive discounted drinks on ‘ladies night.'”

    What? A “transgender woman”? That sounds as stupid as female man, or 4-wheel drive motorcycle. You can be a woman, and you can be transgendered, but you can’t be both. I mean, really, where is the right to run your business as you see fit? If people like it they come back, if not they don’t and you have to change or close down.

    You do NOT have to patronize a business. Go somewhere you feel comfortable if you don’t like it. Nobody HAS to go into a bar, ever!

  76. Claire Alexander says:

    Time Out!!! You people seem really worked up over a couple of people getting discounted, not free, drinks. It was a dumb decision by the bar employees and it caused the bar to get a lot of bad publicity. Bad publicity is bad for business. Bottom line for a bar, keep the customers happy, keep them drinking, make sure they have a good time and urge them to bring their friends when they come back. Dumb, dumb employees. No customers means no business, no business means no jobs for anyone. If you don’t get the picture I’ll spell it out. It’s a business, they need to make money to stay in business, it’s not about a few people who are transgendered, it’s about keeping the customers happy and staying in business.

  77. Climp Jones says:

    whatever happened to “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service?”

  78. John Thomas says:

    If he looked convincingly female, the drinks would be free, no problem. The fact that he’s a fat hairy man that cakes on make-up to hide the 5 oclock shadow and talks with a lispy, crackling voice means he failed the test. No drinks for HIM!!

  79. Rick O'Shay says:

    That should be “cater to his every demand” not “cater to his every need”.

  80. MER says:

    Jeez, get over it…if you can’t afford a drink, then don’t go to the bar. The pussification of America continues to build. Grow some cajones!

  81. Rick O'Shay says:

    ^^THIS

  82. DJ says:

    If the bar caves in to this, It won’t be safe to be there on “Ladies Night”, unless they start have a “TG NIGHT” to avoid law suites.

  83. shawn says:

    genetically a man, and that the only thing that really matters to me here.

  84. Brian Louis says:

    I don’t know why anyone would go around trying to convince people they are a man and then insist on being treated like a woman. What a scam.

  85. Josh says:

    How about we end this sexual discrimination once and for all and do away with ladies night and special drink prices based off of chromosomes?

  86. Tammy Rainey says:

    actually, as a scientific biological fact, that turns out not to be true. there are XX (apparent) males, XY females, and people who are XXY

    One of the keys to understanding complex subjects is not allowing your education to be stunted at the sixth grade level.

  87. Decimal says:

    You dress like a man, act like a man, pick up women like a man, but want to be treated as a lady? Sounds legit.

  88. gary-bg says:

    Ladies night ,happy hour who cares give the tranny a drink half price since she/he is half n half …And people wonder why I drink at home 8 bucks will get me a 12 pack I can share with my date the same money in a bar will get me 2 beers and a DUI.

  89. DirtyDave777 says:

    Enough money and a good enough Lawyer you can legally be declared a Petunia .
    That don’t make you a House Plant

  90. Fred says:

    When the “women” can become pregnant than “she” can get “her” free drink. No wonder why they say that Liberalism is a Mental Disorder!!

  91. KRJ says:

    Cheers to the bouncer. Poor guy probably lost his job for doing his job.

  92. Kip Noxzema says:

    The bottom line is no bar owner wants a bunch of trannies hanging around. End of story.

  93. Jonsey says:

    Purely from a business point of view, you don’t want to turn away customers. You gotta give the people what they want and in turn you’ll have repeat business.

  94. mhaynes says:

    Well, if you want to be a stickler, having “ladies night” in Florida is actually illegal in and of itself. According to the statues in Florida, it is illegal to offer discriminatory pricing based on gender. Therefore, the entire practice is illegal in the state of Florida. This would be no better than having a “Whites only” night or some other ridiculous promotion. There is a good chance that this may open up the doors for a law suit against “bishop’s”. Whatever with the LGBT community do!

  95. Sybil Ludington says:

    It has to be a woman because obviously it can’t make up it’s mind.

  96. Bob Dobbs says:

    You are now legally required to deny the commonsense evidence of your senses.

    Have a nice day, comrade.

  97. Mr. Wee Wee says:

    Mr. Wee Wee sez “yOu gO girl” and STAND FIRM BEHIND Barack!

  98. Are We There Yet says:

    We are witnessing the death of American Civilization by one million cuts.

  99. Are We There Yet says:

    This confusion would be avoided in Missouri, the “Show Me” state.

  100. Infrequent Flyer says:

    They could use TSA agents to do the ‘Genital inspections’ (one of their Specialties)

  101. Tjexcite says:

    The local biker bar tried ladies night but it just turned into dress in drag night. And big hairy bikers did it.

  102. GC says:

    Listen….if this “lady” has something down there that other women don’t….she ISN’T a lady. “Legally, I’m a woman?” FALSE….it’s the blunt truth….you’re a tg, not a woman….its LADIES Night NOT TG’s Night. Quit whining and pay like everyone else

  103. JC says:

    FREAKS ON PARADE!

    Hey if you are born with genetic/genitalia mutations than I hope you find peace somehow.

    Most of the rest of you are no different from anyone else with addictions. You are really just trying to mask deep rooted pain and trauma with yet another escalating thrill. You will be let down and empty when the buzz wheres off one day and regret you choices.

    For me it is clutter. I am a slob and I know it. I need more garbage bags…

  104. H says:

    Why do bars even have ladies night anymore? Sex is a protected class, any man could sue for being discriminated.

  105. Dennis in WV says:

    I’d like to know how someone knew they were not…ugh….omg…hope I didn’t ruin my keyboard with this vomit…

  106. woody says:

    Why couldn’t IT wait until Freak night?

  107. Lets play dress up for free drinks! The whole object of the promotion is to get more girls to the bar which attracks more guys. Simlple exploitation of the human sex drive for profit. Nothing wrong with that it is done all the time. That there is a he-she that wants to take advantage of the situation is pridictable but so is the response from the bar. It is not transgender night it is girls night. One will draw more customers and the other will drive them away. It is not the bars job to patronize a man who likes to play dressup no matter what the reason.

  108. Biff says:

    SweetGeezus.

    Let’s add this to the list of reasons why society is going to Hell, just above Obama;’s contraception ploy.

  109. Lars Johnson says:

    Something I’ve wondered….if medical science came up with a drug that acted differently on men and women, with the adverse effect being the male drug would kill the female, and vice versa….how would a “transgender” person answer if asked their sex, knowing they would die if giving the drug for the other sex? Would they SUDDENLY become their birth sex again, to save their life, or would they be willing to die for their “right” to be “transgender?”

  110. cj says:

    i am offended that the bar apologized. lady’s night is LADY’S night.

    does anyone remember the miller lite “girls?” lol

  111. JP says:

    It is called ladies night. When they have a “freak of nature” night, come back you sicko.

  112. MorganGray says:

    Lemmee get this straight…
    Three female to male transgenders who any other time identify as male, and want to be treated as male, are squawking because they didn’t get the cheaper booze being offered to females?
    Gee… It seems to me there is a word for that.
    What was it again?
    Hypodermic? Hypothermia? Naw, naw.
    I got it!
    Hypocrite!

  113. Jim Busse says:

    the inmates are now running the insane asylum.

  114. Bob A says:

    It is not a “woman”. It is a man making believe he is a woman. Dragg queen. Besides, thats the kind of “it” that chaces most customers away!

  115. J0nx says:

    I always wondered why Americans can mobilize on a dime for some ridiculous gripe like this yet banksters steal trillions, your food and fuel prices have doubled in the past 2 years and yet we see nothing from the people re: these REAL travesties. This country and all in it = FAIL.

  116. Henry says:

    This is all about Free Speech. After all the gov’t (and their corporate cronies) censor the media and ban books like “America Deceived II”.
    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely censored:
    http://www.amazon.com/America-Deceived-II-Possession-interrogation/dp/1450257437

  117. glenp says:

    just have a “freaks and confused ” drinks night . problem solved

  118. DJH says:

    Truly amazing! Not only did this pathetic excuse for a story get posted but it’s clearly sympathetic to a pathetic, whiny sack of garbage who isn’t really interested in equal at all and wants ‘special’ treatment.
    Of course this twit wants to keep it going, it wants attention and it is owed it’s 15 minutes because – well jeez, everyone is a victim – except of course the majority of Americans who keep getting slapped in the face by our own elected morons and that silly clown in the white house.

  119. Rick Smith says:

    This is the kind of nonsense that arises when legality no longer has anything to do with reality.

  120. glenp says:

    I’m willing to allow someone WITHOUT A FULL CLUSTER to get shefree drinks

  121. Cogito says:

    All businesses have the right to establish policies and practices that protect their business operation and their revenue. IF it is a publically held company, traded on the big board, they have a legal fiduciary responsibility to establish such policies to protect shareholder equity.

  122. Mitch says:

    This is beyond absurd! The purpose of ladies night is to attract female clientele in order to attract many more MALE customers who come to meet the ladies, and who will pay full freight for thier own drinks, and for many of the ladies, after the happy hour time ends. It’s designed to increase revenue. No one Ive ever known went to ladies night at a regular establishment that caters to mainstream people hoping to meet a he-she. In fact, most hetero men would stay away from anyplace that caters to such creatures. This is totaly ridiculous. It political correctness run amock..

  123. JohnF says:

    Fake boobs does not a ‘lady’ make. His DNA still says he’s a guy. If folks want to get operations to look like and act like the opposite sex, they don’t need my permission and I don’t really care.

    But get over it .. you are the sex you were born with. A woman as female sex parts, and a man has male sex parts. You can make fake ones, but they are just that … fake.

    No one has to treat you any differently unless they choose to.

  124. broberts says:

    If the TSA can require a woman to prove her Breast Pump is actually a breast pump…then why can’t the bar demand proof of ovaries?

  125. Tom says:

    Hmmm, Ladies Night, ladies are females, in particular pleasant females with manners. A transvestite or transexual is not a female, thus not a lady, only a very confused and stressed individual.

    1. btruth says:

      Ha! My point exactly!

  126. Ben says:

    There is no such thing as a “transgender woman.” It’s a man, and he’s not entitled to partake in free drinks on ladies night. This regressive politically correct b.s. is really annoying.

  127. Mike says:

    I thought the purpose of ladies night was to get more females into the place to even out the ratio of men to women. Having the creepy crawlers come in really kills the deal.
    We are suppose to be advancing to the point where we have the freedom to be who we are. If a guy thinks he is a woman on the inside why can’t he just be that, a guy who feels like a woman. Why does he have to fit the so called stereotype of what a woman is. It is just as offensive as some guy (or girl) puffing up their chest, swaggering, pretending to be John Wayne.

  128. Col. Knife says:

    Their perverts not ladies. Are you stupid or something?

  129. LovesFLSun says:

    This is just sooo gay!!

  130. Dan says:

    So now when there is free stuff it’s back to being a women. Where is Chaz Bono on this one. Double standards. Which bathroom does this thing go to?? Talk about a bunch of pu22ies. Can’t have it both ways fellas or girls. Which ever you CHOICE today.

  131. steven says:

    Rick O’Shay crystallized the issue perfectly.

  132. Pedro says:

    He/she may be a woman legally, but that don’t make her a lady.

  133. Neuromancer says:

    Frankly, I won’t go to a bar that caters to trannies.

    Call me a bigot, but those dudes are seriously messed up, and crazy people are dangerous when mixed with alcohol.

  134. wmcritter says:

    He is not a female, it does not matter what a drivers license says. As long as he possesses a Y chromosome, he is a male. You can do all the cosmetic surgery you want, but it is just cosmetic. There is no hate or malice in these statements, just simple scientific fact. It is truly a sad day for America when we deny scientific fact just to avoid hurting a person’s feelings.

  135. James Davis says:

    There is no such thing as a “transgender woman.” With the possible (rare) exception of people born with intersex genital anomalies, all of us are genetically male or female. Walking, talking, dressing and acting like a woman does not make you one. Chromosomes do. Likewise, no amount of surgical mutilation to create artificial genitals will make a man a woman (or vice versa).

  136. Steve-Sch'dy says:

    X and Y chromosomes are still present in the above Bar patrons who are looking for discount drinks available to XX chromosomes only. Any other designation to the contrary is wrong and misleading. Until they can purge the Y Chromosome out of the transgendered whatever they should Literally Suck it Up and Pay full Price.

  137. Jose says:

    Isn’t it about time to get rid of these “Ladies” nights anyway? What if a place offered just men, 1/2 price for anything, their would be an uproar. Or what if it was “Whites” get 1/2 price off.

  138. BillyBob117 says:

    The bar was correct in not serving this he/she person. Once again the abnormal chosen lifestyle crowd is pushing its agenda into the faces of the normals. Probably when the bar has discounted drinks for the boys, he/she will also demand to be served. Plesae just go away—

  139. Tom says:

    If you don’t have a coochie, it doesn’t matter how you dress, you aren’t a GIRL!!!

  140. Steve Roberts says:

    I think the bigger question here is shouldn’t the transgenders be entitled to free birth control pills like natural born woman? If not, isn’t that as bad or worse than Jim Crow laws, slavery, the Holcaust and Stalinn concetration camps?

    What do we want? Birthc ontrol now!!
    Who is going to pay? Somebody else!

    What do we want? Birthc ontrol now!!
    Who is going to pay? Somebody else!

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  141. Eric Long says:

    Hey don’t get me wrong, I love trannies, I really do. But you don’t get a pass on ladies night no matter how fine you look girls.

  142. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    It’s an absolute outrage that these fine upstanding American role models were denied their right to free animal partners at the bar’s expense. Somebody call a lawyer!

  143. GA says:

    Trannys are not women. They are men with a mental disorder who have a fetish for wearing womens clothes. Having a women’s clothes fetish gains them no more special rights than having a foot fetish. This liberal “everyone is a victim” mentality is eroding our core principles as Americans.

    1. Sarah says:

      No, they’re not. A lot of transgendered men becoming women are attracted to men and therefore can not be attracted to themself dressing as a woman. Try again.

  144. george says:

    Couldn’t “it” just join the Girl Scouts and be done with it?

  145. Udo says:

    The bar claims “…being one of St. Petersburg’s premier nightlife destinations for everyone, without prejudice”. Then why not serve discounted price drinks to men?Why even have a discriminatory practice like Ladies Night? What politically correct BS. The owners of the bar need to grow a spine and tell Facebook gripers to shove it and stick by their policy because some guy that may or may not have mutilated their genitals and says they’re a woman is NOT a woman. Or the ownership needs to not be hypocrites and live by their claim of no “prejudice” and serve everyone the same.

  146. GA says:

    What’s next? is ‘Just for men” hair color going to be sued to force them to call it “just for people”?

  147. Reality Sandwich says:

    Ok, here’s the real deal. If you have XY chromosomes, you are female no matter how you’ve mutilated your body.

  148. btruth says:

    More pathetic P.C. entitlement NW0 garbage. It doesn’t matter what surgery you had to add or remove your parts or how you dress. If your born a guy your ALWAYS a guy, if your born a girl, your ALWAYS a girl. It must suck though, to have a male body, but think like a female or vice versa. But to sue over the FACT that your not really your gender your pretending to be? Typical brainless engineered sheeple.

  149. JamesD says:

    Legally IT might be a woman but it’s DNA says otherwise

    1. Sarah says:

      If what you’re going off of is DNA then research “Complete Androgen Insensitvity Syndrome.” Interested read for people who consider sex exclusively by DNA.

  150. indolawson says:

    Get the emotion and the subjectivity out of the issue. Let DNA be the determiner if one is male or female.

  151. Rick says:

    Are the bar owner and the trannies both crazy. The bar say it wants to serve “without prejudice” and the trannies say that the bar policy is “discrimination at its care”.
    Is anyone concerned that half the population is discriminated against by this bar by being charged more based on their sex???? Why not just charge different races different prices as well? Just because it is politely correct to discriminate against men now does not make it right? Before the 1960s you could have charged Blacks more for food and services but that does not make it right.

  152. shredder says:

    Did the female to male transgenders also get free drinks? Their driver’s license could still state ‘Female’. Is the bar required to sell them free drinks, also?
    Just asking!

  153. Bob Ford says:

    Why did you even let it in?

  154. Bob says:

    When did the U.S. become so cowardly and soft?

  155. Syd says:

    Just make it XX Chromosome night and the problem is solved. People who call humans with the XY chromosome make-up women are clearly as insane as the “woman”. Why can’t they just face the fact there are feminine men and masculine women. It’s not women trapped in a male body or men trapped in a female body. That’s not possible since sex is determined by chromosomes. Prove me wrong liberals.

  156. MaeWest says:

    I GUESS all you folks living in the real world need to go on a tranny dating website and so how many of your brethern..married with kids and sneaking around with trannys and TS girls..they want the same thing gay men want yet their family men or claim to be just like you straight..go on and take a look i dare your tired A**.

  157. Mark K says:

    Ladies nights have already been ruled to violate the equal protection clause of the constitution. Giving preferential treatment to one gender over another is not allowed. Even a male could raise a claim against this bar.

  158. Noindex says:

    If a tranny takes a DNA test, it will read male. Therefore the bar was actually correct.

    1. Sarah says:

      If a lot of people born with vaginas took DNA tests they’d actually be male, too.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitivity_syndrome

  159. Seems Legit says:

    How would this be any different from say a man pretending to be a musician or a sports celebrity to score free drinks? Couldn’t they claim to be talented athletes or performers trapped in untalented or nonathletic bodies? Fraud is fraud any way you slice it.

  160. John says:

    This is the reason why we have to get this country on the right track instead of bending over to the gays and transgender folks in society. I know some liberals might take my statement the wrong way but I don’t give two hoots in hell.

  161. Fred says:

    I suppose this why we detest people “ramming” their abominable moral lifestyle down our throats. This behavior will lead to civil war.

  162. Earguy says:

    I’m fine with LGBT people. Here’s the issue: You had three female-to-male transgenders who are doing everything they can to be the males they were born to be. But when females get discount drinks, suddenly they’re female. And one male the article describes as a “drag queen”, the article doesn’t make clear if she was trying to get discounted drinks too.

    Just from a business point of view, I’d give them discounts, but they’re playing the system both ways. Man up and pay for your drinks.

  163. Thy Obamessiah says:

    Shemales are people, too.

  164. KD says:

    One more reason not to meet “girls” in bars. This is perverted!

  165. JV says:

    ONly an IDIOT would allow that to go on! Now the Tranny can come back on “men’s night” and double dip! WRONG! Make up your mind sweetie! WHo ya gonna be? One or the other for a beverage…NOT BOTH!

  166. kaosktrl says:

    That taint the kind of bar I go to.

  167. Abilene says:

    So, now a business can’t make a business decision. Unbelievable. Just because some guy chops off his unit, he thinks he deserve a free drink for it? Sorry. Couldn’t resist the last statement, but the first statement is what concerns me. Who is anyone to tell a business whom they will serve? Next, they’ll be telling businesses that they must serve people without shirts and shoes.

  168. B Raynor says:

    Just change ‘Ladies Night’ to ‘Vagina Night’ – problem solved!

  169. Chippy55 says:

    So why didn’t the bar owner say, “We’ve decided to treat everyone fairly and there will be no ladies prices”. And then just raise prices when the fruits come by.

  170. Founders1791 says:

    The best way to END THE DEBATE if for bars to change ‘the term’ from ladies night to FEMALE DNA NIGHT

    FEMALE DNA NIGHT will give legal grounds to deny these misfits of human debris.

    Time to fight back against the insane demands of the ultra minority and their incessant demands for “special rights”.

  171. momiss says:

    Every business I have ever been in has a sign that says ‘We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” that should cover this. It has certainly covered a lot of stuff…..

  172. p51d007 says:

    Unless your chromosomes are XX, YOUR ARE A MALE!

  173. Tom Genin says:

    I confess that I’m confused, and have lo’ so many questions:

    1. Ddi the dudes now women dress as women or dudes?
    2. How did the bouncer know that despite being legally female, they used to be dudes?
    3. Do the former dudes, now women, agree that the “drag queen” is not a woman and does not deserve discounted drinks?
    4. Do the former dudes, now women, understand that “ladies night” is designed to attract Men to the bar, in the hopes of actually finding a lady?
    5. Do the former dudes, now women, understand that they’re taking advantage of discounted drinks from the bar, and falsely advertising one of their friends as a woman, not to mention the bruhaha (sic) that would likely ensue if their real former alternate gender would have come to light?

    Notice to all females, who used to be dudes. If you’re going to a bar to pick up a dude, don’t bring a drag queen just because he/she/it wants cheap drinks.

  174. jessix says:

    The patron was identified as a FEMALE on her driver’s license.

    No genetic testing required unless it’s performed on ALL patrions!

    The bouncer should be FIRED!

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