Drag performances, in particular drag story hours, are being targeted around the country. News is Out member publications have been have been covering this issue in depth. Here’s a roundup of the latest news, from protests to legislation. Note that not all of the pushback against drag is coming from traditionally conservative areas.
Mayoral candidates stand in support of drag community – Philadelphia Gay News
In praise of Drag Story Hour – News is Out
Protesters show up at D.C. Gospel Drag Brunch – Washington Blade
The War on Drag Queens and Story Time – Philadelphia Gay News
Tennessee to ban drag shows; governor asked about ’77 drag photo – Windy City Times
Tenn. enacts drag ban and criminalizes violations – Washington Blade
As SF moves to end travel ban, gay legislator stands by state policy – Bay Area Reporter
State rep proposes bill allowing minors to sue drag queens – Dallas Voice
Kentucky Senate committee advances anti-drag bill – Dallas Voice
News is Out will continue to add to this list as more articles are published.