Shocking scenes where a transvestite is refused service by a taxi driver – before being ‘knocked over by a homeless person’ and collapsing in the street
- Drag queen Penny Tration was denied a taxi after hosting a bingo event
- Then pushed over and laid in the street while Good Samaritans helped her to her feet
- Sydney is hosting over 300 events for WorldPride this week
This is the shocking moment when a popular transvestite was turned away by a taxi driver before being ‘pushed over by a homeless person’ at Australia’s largest LGBTQ+ rights festival.
Footage shows a taxi driving away from the artist – who goes by the stage name Penny Tration – leaving her stranded on a Sydney street on Friday as she struggles to get home while carrying multiple bags.
After being refused another cab, Penny was “pushed over by a homeless person” and struggled to get to her feet before being helped by a nearby bar manager trained in first aid.
A clip of Penny’s harrowing experience was uploaded to TikTok by The Challenge star Suzan Mutesi, who urged others to have more respect for drag performers.
Penny had organized a bingo event on Sydney’s Oxford Street before the scuffle.
Shocking footage shows a taxi pulling away before Penny shouts, “I just told you where we were going, motherfucker,” as she throws her Christian Dior bag at the car.
She explained that the driver didn’t want to take any drag queens, despite attending the pickup over Mardi Gras weekend.
While waiting for the next taxi, Penny was then knocked over, with footage showing her lying in the street before the manager of a nearby bar arrived to help her to her feet.
Drag queen Penny Tration was reeling after being refused a taxi in Sydney
Finally, the artist was able to get into a taxi.
“Just be nice, show more grace and love,” Suzan said of the clip.
Sydney is hosting WorldPride this year, with thousands of LGBTQ+ people from around the world coming to Australia to celebrate.
Sydney’s Oxford Street was awash in glitter on Saturday after 300,000 revelers celebrated the Mardi Gras parade.
Anthony Albanese became the first sitting prime minister to march in the parade, while big names such as MAFS model Evelyn Ellis and PE Nation founder Pip Edwards were seen among the crowd.
While waiting for the next taxi, Penny was knocked over, with footage showing her lying in the street before the manager of a nearby bar arrived to help her to her feet.
Former Greens senator Lidia Thorpe caused a scene when she disrupted the parade and lay down in front of an Australian Federal Police float after screaming ‘f*** the police’.
The event followed a blockbuster WorldPride opening concert at the Domain on Friday night, when Kylie Minogue headlined in a performance that featured a surprise cameo from her sister Dannii.
WorldPride continues for another week and ends with a historic march across the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Fifty thousand people dressed in their brightest colors will march across the monument on Sunday morning in a call for global equality.
Called Sydney’s largest event since the 2000 Olympics, WorldPride is expected to host more than half a million people at its approximately 300 events.