Fire Island Invasion ’09 :: July 4, 2009
Photography by Gustavo Monroy
According to legend, a Cherry Grove man in drag was denied service in Pines. Upon hearing about this discrimination against one of her sisters, the Homecoming Queen took it upon herself to lead a small group of 9 brave Cherry Grove girls in a water taxi into the Pines harbor for what they expected to be a confrontational welcoming by the Pines men. On the contrary, the Pines' men were so surprised and entertained by this "Drag Queen Invasion" that they welcomed them all to drinks and that is now is a yearly celebration and tradition in FI. EDGE brings you Invasion '09!