Drag Show Backlash - Boycott Hits Boonville Coffee Shop

Drag Show Backlash - Boycott Hits Boonville Coffee Shop

Trickey’s Brews and Bevs, a coffee shop in Boonville, Indiana, is facing a boycott from some local residents after hosting private, ticketed drag show events. Owners Paige and Pam Trickey emphasize their commitment to welcoming all community members, regardless of beliefs, and allowing various groups to rent their space for events. The boycott intensified after the Warrick County Democrats held a fundraiser with a drag show in April. Despite the backlash, the owners remain steadfast in their inclusive policy, which permits events from a wide spectrum of groups, including political parties, churches, and private celebrations. The boycott has impacted their business significantly, leading to staff reductions. There have been no formal protests, but word-of-mouth has spread the boycott sentiment. Supporters argue that the boycotters are a vocal minority and call for an apology to the Trickeys for their efforts to create a welcoming community space.

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