The Drag Brunch That Tennessee Wants to Ban, in 19 Photos

The Drag Brunch That Tennessee Wants to Ban, in 19 Photos

[ad_1] One of the first laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this year regulates drag show performances, criminalizing “adult cabaret entertainment” that takes place in public or in front of minors. Conservatives backing the legislation believe the performances expose minors to inappropriate sexual themes — a claim that advocates reject. Republican state Sen. Jack … Read more

From drag shows to pronouns: Florida GOP takes aim at LGBTQ issues

From drag shows to pronouns: Florida GOP takes aim at LGBTQ issues

[ad_1] “It is maddening and it is sad to see the continuous attack of people who are quote unquote, other,” state Rep. Michell Raynor-Goolsby, a Democrat from St. Petersburg and the state’s first Black female queer legislator, said in an interview. “And that is what we’re seeing in this legislature, in this body, through the … Read more

Opinion | From Pizzagate to Drag Bills: The ‘Groomer’ Myth That Will Not Die

Opinion | From Pizzagate to Drag Bills: The ‘Groomer’ Myth That Will Not Die

[ad_1] If this all seems unhinged, it’s not unprecedented. In the 1960s and ’70s, conservative opponents of school integration, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights coalesced around a similar narrative. They wrapped concerns about social and cultural change in a grim warning that America’s children were the target of gay people who aimed to “recruit” and … Read more

Republican states are fuming — and legislating — over drag performances

Republican states are fuming — and legislating — over drag performances

[ad_1] “We’re not trying to be anti-anybody, anti-trans, anti-anything, we’re just trying to protect our kids,” said Bentley, who acknowledged at the hearing that schools expressed concerns that student performances might be targeted if costumes had exaggerated anatomical features or had certain types of singing and dancing. “We’re not trying to stop plays. We’re not … Read more

George Santos appears to admit drag queen past in Wiki post

George Santos appears to admit drag queen past in Wiki post

[ad_1] The Wiki biography was last edited on April 29, 2011. It contains basic information that matches up with the newly sworn-in congressman, including Devolder being born on July 22, 1988, to a Brazilian family with a European background. The Wiki bio for Anthony Devolder, which is full of spelling and grammatical errors, appears to … Read more