I have to say the attempts to draw comparisons between trans as such, and groups that are often seen
as physically or directly, materially threatening -- bikers and gypsies, or hordes of minors -- well, that's pathetically reaching. Perhaps here and there you get "flaming" trans who may speak a little more vocally than their neighbors would like, but I don't believe the trans community has any comparable reputation for damaging places they visit by violence, mob misbehavior (at least no more than others) or theft.
From the reports I've seen so far, the owner left a phone message that complained specifically that the bar would be viewed as a "tranny" (potentially derogatory) or gay bar. Now, it's not okay to push people out of an establishment for being
trans (or gay for that matter, not that it's at issue) any better than one could for being Black. It seems to me that the owner calculated that he could argue this was all about sexual orientation (as in, who one wants to take to bed after drinking) just because "well it's a bar," but he ended up in a bind because 1) there is nothing about being
trans that makes demands on other people's orientation and 2) even then bars do not clearly have only that one function -- people can go to eat and socialize too.
If he really wanted to make it a "straight bar," (so he would say, but this really means some vague gender normative non-Other bar, since it's not just orientation at stake
) then maybe he should research what sorts of décor trans like (or not)... If he can pin it down to anything. Trans seem pretty varied and flexible to me, sometimes
Now conversely... If the owner of any given establishment is to be considered "master of the house" to an extent they can pick and choose every detail of their clientele any day they like, then well they can throw out anyone who wears a blue shirt on Tuesday without notice (after accepting royal blue for every Tuesday the past year, in this case). How would we get along if the local drug store in a one stoplight town operated like that? That's a lotta miles you gotta go for some Tylenol if you're not lucky...