shoplifting transvestites

The headline “Transvestite gang pesters Magazine Street” sounds too crazy to be true, but that’s New Orleans for you.

When I spent a summer as a costumer/drag queen’s “dresser” at Oz’s weekly drag show, I met some fabulous “ladies” who would never stoop to this level. But I guess if you’ve lived through Katrina, you can become desperate for fashion…for instance:

The transvestites first appeared in March when they raided Magazine Street like a marauding army of kleptomaniacal showgirls, said Davis, using clockwork precision and brute force to satisfy high-end boutique needs.

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