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The People (And Dogs) Of Key West Sure Love Wearing A Tutu. Now, The Mayor Wants It Official

Gwen Filosa
A dog wears a tutu as a loofah costume during the 2018 Fantasy Fest.

Stick around Key West long enough and you’ll see plenty of tutus, those tiny puffs of skirt worn by ballerinas.

They’ve become a symbol of carefree living in Key West, donned by the gay, the straight and even the local mail carrier while on duty.

Even dogs, big and small, wear tutus in the Southernmost City.

Then there’s Fantasy Fest’s famous Tutu Tuesday party and parade every October and at least one tutu 5K race a year. And the outfit has become dresswear for the party set.

Now, Key West’s new mayor, Teri Johnston, says it’s time for the island city to make its obsession with the tutu an official thing.

Johnston is backing a proclamation, set for consideration on Jan. 2 at City Hall, to deem all Tuesdays on the calendar “Tutu Tuesdays.”

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