There's a bunch of bars in cities around the state offering discounts to anybody wearing a tutu.
#liveandlettutu is trending.
Wyoming. Seeing the mention of the tutorial night in Laramie set me crying. (4 hrs sleep probably helped).
Edit: What I wrote on FB: People all over Wyoming had tutu parties and bar crawls last night and a bunch of bars offered discounts to anybody with a tutu. (People mostly put them over clothes.) When I saw the link to the 'make your own' party in _Laramie_, where Matt Shepard was beaten to death for being gay, not so many years ago, I found myself crying.
I doubt that the guy who Enzi knows will get in many fewer bar fights. But last night was a very public display of a fairly major change.
Tutu protests and parties break out in Wyoming over senator's remark
Enzi has apologized for the remarks he made at Greybull High School, in which he told an unusual anecdote in response to a question about how he sees the LGBTQ community in Wyoming. As recounted by the Greybull Standard newspaper, 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. That's the way that he winds up with that kind of problem."
At the time, Enzi said his anecdote illustrated the need for civility and mutual respect, citing Wyoming's "live and let live mantra," as WPM reported. But he was quickly criticized for not succeeding in making that point — and for doing so in an inappropriate setting.
Wyoming Democrats Chairman Joe M. Barbuto said Enzi's comment "was ugly and indicative of a kind of backwards thinking that has no place in today's society."
On Tuesday, Enzi, 73, issued an apology, saying, "I regret a poor choice of words during part of my presentation."
He added, "None of us is infallible and I apologize to anyone who has taken offense. No offense was intended. Quite the opposite in fact, and so I ask for your understanding as well."
The plan for a tutu protest was met with enthusiasm in Wyoming, even prompting a tutorial on making one's own tutu in Laramie Thursday night.
Demonstrators were also urged to keep the issues of bullying and civil rights in mind, with Eliza Hanson urging her fellow protesters, "Wear your tutus this weekend but please take it seriously. Some of us 'wear tutus' on a daily basis and I would really appreciate it if you didn't try and make a joke out of yourself while wearing one."