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Tuesday, December 13, 2021

Just when you thought you knew all about the king of Tampa’s strip club scene, he unveils a shocker: Mons Venus owner Joe Redner revealed that he is homosexual, and thus is personally victimized by Hillsborough County’s ordinance barring recognition of gay pride events.

You can be sure that Ronda Storms‘ blood pressure just went up a few points

Given how successful a Tampa landmark the Mons Venus is, I think every girlie joint in the land should put a gay man in charge. If every strip club were like the Mons, oh what a world this would be…

Actually, I think it’s a dodgy legal premise that a case like this isn’t as concrete as it might be unless the plaintiff can demonstrate personal injury. It’s like saying you can’t file suit against a company that makes faulty stoves unless you’ve suffered first-degree burns from one of their products. Why should Redner’s sexual orientation matter here? He’s protesting a discriminatory law; this suit should be considered and decided on that basis alone. (Of course, when it comes to Redner, it’s never a straightforward issue.)

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/13/2005 11:14:33 AM
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  1. I think this is so, so awesome, but, like, in a “f*ck you” sense. In a legal sense, I think there’s a better way to show standing, which actually is very important.

    Comment by r* — 12/13/2005 @ 03:19:15 PM

  2. That’s what I was figuring. I guess I’m not clear on why he’d need to demonstrate a personal stake in the issue. But I’m no lawyer…

    Comment by CT — 12/13/2005 @ 05:03:56 PM

  3. Because otherwise anybody could sue for anything anyone did to anybody.

    And, whaddaya know, I’m not, either. ;)

    Comment by r* — 12/13/2005 @ 07:31:30 PM

  4. A LOVE MATCH FOR JOE

    Following up on his politically-motivated proclamation of homosexuality, Tampa strip club king Joe Redner ups the ante by filling out a Match.com looking-for-love personal ad. Looking for a lucky boy, obviously (although Redner does hedge a bit from e…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 02/09/2021 @ 10:16:10 PM

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