GLAAD warns about the dangers of “dragphobia.”
Dragphobia is on the Rise: “There is clear and present danger against our community and threats… we really haven’t seen it at this level in over a decade, if ever.” @sarahkateellis @TheTakeawayhttps://t.co/TrJwmTZvrg— GLAAD (@glaad) December 12, 2022
Maybe bringing young kids to exhibitionistic performances is part of the reason. And, yes, I realize the anti-gay right is making good use of this and there may be “pronoun issues” in their responses (although debatable, as these are drag performers not transwomen, and there’s a difference). But they didn’t fake these photos and videos or the even more explicit ones from “family friendly performances” that can be seen on social media.
A drag queen teaches a child to twerk while shaking his near-naked butt in front of children at a recent “all-ages” drag show in NYC pic.twitter.com/pKdFHmk2Ee— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 12, 2022
And worse (with even more-explicit photos on social media):
🚨 EXTREMELY GRAPHIC 🚨— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 15, 2022
A drag queen wearing fake exposed breasts does a stand-up routine at an “all ages family-friendly” drag show in Austin, TX.
He makes a series of sexual jokes, receives a “spanking” & twerks in front of children.
Cc: @GregAbbott_TX pic.twitter.com/1XUwSNkVcY
Scenes from the all-ages “family friendly” Drag Queen Christmas Tour. I hate to sound like a far-right extremist bigot but we just not do this in front of kids please? pic.twitter.com/CrCRGgkKMb— Leo Kearse – comedian – come to my shows! (@LeoKearse) December 20, 2022
Maybe you guys shouldn't have devoted the last several years of LGBTQ advocacy to championing explicitly sexual drag performances for young children across the country. 🤷♂️😬 https://t.co/tR6QSHC3ok— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 13, 2023