Just say NO to bigotry, do not support bigot bars.

(This is in response to an event post in the Topeka Pride group on Facebook. for some reason Facebook would not let me post this whole thing, and only one snippet of it. But before I go crying “Censorship!” about that, (Sometimes things just glitch, it just seems to happen a LOT in certain contexts) I figured I would just post the whole thing HERE, and include the video I shot a few years back of the very typical behavior and “Banter” that occured at The Boobietrap.
Sure, SOME people who damned well should know better tried to dismiss the whole thing by saying “You had no right to be sneaky and video tape other peoples conversations”. Really? I was not the least bit sneaky at all! My video camera was right there at the bar in ful few, and the ranting trash looked right at it several times, he and the bartender were quite proud and enamoured of their opinions and what they had to say. But somehow *I* am the bad guy for recording it?)

I will absolutely NOT attend or support ANYTHING at the boobietrap. Im aware of the patetic attempts of the owner to try to patronize the LGBTQ community, but its just a cheap disingenius attempt to bolster their cash flow.

I worked there for a time in the 00’s and early 10’s, I wintessed all kinds of homophobic anti-trans bullshit being perpetrated BY other employees, in full view of the owner(s), who didnt do a damned thing about it.
(After some personal disasters left me homeless and broke with my “Income” from doing sound at The Boobies being my ONLY income, I was living in my car, and the owner decided to start cutting my pay in half….I was already working for WAAAAY to cheap for him at $50 a night, and suddenly he is handing me $20 or $10 and saying “We didnt do very well, so this is all you get” (Our deal was *NOT* a sliding scale or percentage, it was $50 a night) and when I finally complained publically, Brian Chambers fired me and then started a campaign of shit talking me to cover his own ass for being such a cheap douchebag……but that might not matter to the LGBTQ community, but it demonstrates very well the moral terpitude of the owers.)

The video below I shot one day when I went in early for work. This was very very typical banter for some of the bartenders (Not all, some where cool….except they were a little too cool for turning a blind eye to this crap, which was VERY pervasive and apparent.)

This recorded conversation had gone on for 30 minutes BEFORE I decided to start recording. And THAT part of the “Banter” was even worse than this, and the bartender talked about how he would like to commit violence against another Gay employee.

I had brought this up to Brian several times before and after this incident, and he just waved me off with “Who cares?” and “Grow a thicker skin” and “Deal with it, the bartender is just making the customers feel welcome” (WTF!!!??? FEEL WELCOME!? Oh, and now WE are supposed to “Feel welcome” there?) No this kind of shit went on before I got there and continues to this day, although THAT particular bartender quit/Got fired depending on whos side you believe (He said that he had gone unpaid for months….which is what I had heard other employees say.)

Now im sure that some of you will just try to bash me with the ‘negativity bat’ and blow me off as being “Just a negative nelly”. Well, watch the video and then see if you can honestly call *ME* the “Negative nelly”.

“But that was so loooong ago, they have changed….” No, no they havnt. And why give them THAT break when there are other much more worthy bars for our business and patronage?

Every word I have written here is 100% true.

Its long past time that the Topeka LGBTQ community demand real genuine respect instead of cowering to the bigots and serial haters (Until they want to use us as our market demographic.

PS: The boobietrap has treated the local music scene the same way, but local bands and fans thing they have no choice in topeka. But it speaks volumes when the bands that play there do not hang out and drink there on other nights.

If you have any questions, my email is: bobscutler@gmail.com

By Chrome Tuna

I'm Chrometuna, my name causes fear panic and extreme xenophobia among morons, especially morons at The Topeka Capital Journal newspaper or anything Sherman Smith is involved with. I don;t know whay, I never did a goddamned thing but tell the truth...then again, the truth is what pisses people off the most.

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