Wyoming residents clap back at senator with tutus after anti-LGBT remarks

Residents of Wyoming and people across the country have taken to social media in an epic way to respond to a senator's recent comments on the rights of the LGBT community.

During a rally last Tuesday, Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) spoke before an audience of middle and high school students, where he was asked about his efforts to protect the rights of queer residents. After noting that the state prioritizes "civility" above all else, Enzi's following remarks, which appeared to suggest that LGBT people only experience discrimination if they "push it in somebody's face."

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Kentucky 

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"We always say that in Wyoming you can be just about anything you want to be, as long as you don't push it in somebody's face," Enzi said. "I know a guy who wears a tutu and goes to bars on Friday night and is always surprised that he gets in fights. Well, he kind of asks for it."

After an overwhelming backlash from the public following his comments, Enzi issued a statement in which he apologized for his "poor choice of words."

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But LGBT community supporters aren't done shaming him for the words. Many have posted photos of themselves wearing tutus to bars with hashtags like #LiveAndLetTutu and #StillNotAskingForIt in protest of Enzi's statement.

This one is for Mike Enzi. #liveandlettutu

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See more politcally-charged tutu-wearing here

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Portraits of Real Wyoming #5 Vickie and Sissy Goodwin. Sissy, being Wyoming's most famous crossdresser and a man who has fought against bigotry for longer than I've been alive, who Mike Enzi called personally to apologize about his recent comments, is also a retired professor, loving husband for 49 years, and loving father of two. At the end of the night, as I thanked him for making the trip down to Laramie, and as we stood in a bar halfway between the spot where he had been arrested 30 years ago for dressing in women's clothing and the bar where Matthew Shepherd had ordered his final drink, Sissy intimated that the evening was the highlight of his life. There's more beauty in Wyoming than just mountains and open spaces, and there's more to its people than Cheneys and closed minds. #liveandlettutu
This one is for Mike Enzi. #liveandlettutu
#liveandlettutu Because everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Because victims are not to blame for the ignorance and violence they encounter. Because I look soooooooo cute in this tutu! Shoutout to #stonewallkickballdc for a great event! #TAPthat
@sutanamrull says we get a tut #liveandletTUTU #mcm #dcgays #skdc #sundsyfunday #stunning #sisters #besties #bbm #mascbutdrama #ChokeOnMyKick #RealHousegays #ThotsandPlayers
Tutus take over the Mint. #LiveAndLetTutu
#LiveandLetTutu #wyoming
I reiterate. No one is ever asking for it. Ever. Not only were your words cruel, and your message discouraging and hurtful, to young LGBTQ youth but it was beyond unprofessional. I have heard the argument for the generational gap, and I can not accept that. We live in a time of change and movement, Wyoming is the "Equality" state. That being said, you sir as a voice for our state should also continue moving forward, and trying to better yourself. The only thing I'm asking for is to be treated as though I have a right to exist in the same space, and time as anyone else. #liveandlettutu #notaskingforit
Hey @senatorenzi here is a message from four votes in Lander Wyoming, house district 54. We see your blatant disregard for minorities and your loudly expressed privilege and ignorance - we will raise you three tutu's and a "please show up to any town hall meeting, ever." 😘 #Wyoming #liveandlettutu #wyomei #landerwyoming
Senator Michael B. Enzi: If I have to use your building for school, then I'm sure as hell going to wear a tutu in it. I guess I'm "asking for it". #LiveandLetTutu #normalizetutus #wyoming #uwyo #mikeenzi #laramie #tutu #wyomingequality
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