Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton called all-ages drag shows “grooming events” that “sexualize” children. An official complaint alleges he had an “inappropriate relationship” with a young intern.
VICE News spoke with drag queens in Tennessee about the new ban on drag shows.
Protests against drag events have been an almost weekly occurrence this year. This weekend was no different.
The president of the right-wing Idaho Family Policy Center, which reportedly helped draft a bill to ban the shows, compared drag to blackface.
One woman wanted to hold family-friendly drag events at her Illinois bakery. Now she’s the focus of a violent, rapidly escalating harassment campaign.
About 100 far-right protesters were met by 100 counterprotesters at a Texas church hosting a drag event. Participants from both sides had guns.
A group of neo-Nazis toting swastikas and transphobic signs gathered near a restaurant hosting a drag brunch in Pflugerville, Texas.
A UK tour of drag queen reading events for kids has been dogged by fiery protests by COVID conspiracists and the far-right, who falsely claim the events are “grooming” kids.
Sab Samuel, also known as the drag queen Aida H Dee, said he has fears for his life after being blocked from driving out of a car park by COVID truthers.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with hate crimes after allegedly vandalizing the UpRising Bakery and Café in a suburb of Chicago.
“It was all in front of the children, and it frightened them,” said a librarian at the public library that hosted the Pride event.
"Usually we imagine that makeup is used to hide something—but in this case, it was obvious to me from the start that the performers only become the men they truly are after the makeup is applied."