A group of men and women in drag on their way to a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show became the target of a violent bigot over the weekend in Cambridge, England. The attacker, 23-year-old Kelvin Stevens, was apparently offended by their dress, according to the Cambridge Evening News.
“As he passed the group of men and women, dressed in the fishnet tights, suspenders and high heels traditionally worn by audience members at the popular musical, he called them ‘a load of fags’ prompting a heated argument. Then, as pushes were exchanged, Stevens launched a ferocious attack, head-butting and punching Barry Giles, 23, who was at a distinct disadvantage, tottering in stiletto heels with a green feather boa around his neck. The fight sprawled into the street, with Stevens landing several punches on Mr Giles, who is from Hampshire, as the 23-year-old gamely attempted to fend him off and his female companions tried desperately to intervene. And, in the true spirit of the saucy musical, the feather boa Mr Giles was wearing stayed firmly round his neck throughout the attack, which happened on Monday night.”
Stevens’ attack was caught on closed circuit cameras monitoring the neighborhood. Police arrested him in a local nightclub and he confessed in court on Tuesday.