When it comes to eating at a barbecue joint there’s an unspoken code of conduct. You don’t order salad, you don’t use a fork and if you’re a cross-dressing cowboy with an affinity for stiletto heels – you don’t use the ladies room.
And that brings me to a story from the pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about a small-town barbecue joint that inadvertently found itself right smack in the middle of the big debate over transgender bathrooms.
John Sanford owns BBQ on the Brazos – located about 30 minutes or so southwest of the stockyards in Fort Worth. It’s the place to go for brisket in Cresson -- population 741.
A few years back, a truck driver, who also worked as a rodeo cowboy, would show up to order a plate of barbecue.
Now, that in and of itself would not be terribly unusual or newsworthy.
But this particular cowboy was partial to wearing ladies garments. He was a cross-dresser.