Whoever assumed that the post-marriage equality world of diversity would become such a straight-jacket of dullified drudgery?
Just days after the rainbow triumph and the first victims are being strung up.
And it’s not just churches. It’s ‘Tranny Bingo’ too:
Ten pubs across Sydney and Canberra have been ordered to change the name of long-running pub favourite night Tranny Bingo.
Sydney law firm Allens last week sent the pubs letters on behalf of a transgender woman named Katherine Wolfgramme, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The letters demanded the pubs stop using the term ‘Tranny Bingo’ as it is ‘highly offensive and distressing.’
‘Tranny Bingo’ is not my thing. But I imagine plenty of Aussies have headed off to the pub for a night of frivolity doing just that over the years.
And now they can no more.
The pubs are looking to rebrand as ‘GenderBender Bingo’. I have news for them: that is likely to be ‘deemed’ just as ‘offensive’ too. And it will become the subject of legal proceedings as well.
The Fun Police and the Thought Police are one and the same thing. And they’ve just been unleashed.
The good news is that ladies can now also take legal action if someone describes them as looking like ‘a fat man in a dress’.
The only catch is that they actually have to be a man in a dress to make a complaint. Normal ladies don’t get the same legal protection from offence.
This little brouhaha comes to you courtesy of the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board and involves a gay man and a transgender ‘woman’ who engaged in some verbal handbag swinging a while back.
I’d laugh but I might end up in jail.