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American Author Armistead Maupin Was Told He Couldn’t Use The Toilet In A Bar Because It Was Reserved For ‘Real Men’

Emma Sleath from ABC reports:

Well known American author Armistead Maupin was told that he couldn’t use the toilet in an Alice Springs bar because it was reserved for ‘real men’. Mr Maupin was holidaying in Alice with his husband Chris when the incident occurred. He spoke with 783’s Rohan Barwick.

Print Email this Share Permalink Armistead Maupin, writer of the popular Tales in the City series, was in Australia on a book tour when he visited Alice Springs with his husband Chris Turner last week.

They went into Bojangles Saloon to have lunch and approached a staff member behind the bar to ask if they were serving food.

According to Mr Maupin, they were told to take a seat, after which Mr Maupin’s husband Chris asked if he could use a rest room.

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