Even though the appeal/entertainment value of drag shows has always eluded me, this is a curious development
An LGBT pride march in Scotland has banned “cis” drag queens from marching out of the fear that it could offend transgender people.
Free Pride Glasgow is scheduled to take place in August, and bills itself as an alternative to the city’s main Pride event, which has allegedly become too commercialized.
“It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke,” organizers said in a statement.
I know the story is almost a year old, but given the current insanity over transgendered potty rights, it’s worth bringing up again.
I bet all of you people who watched ‘To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything’ or ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ had no idea you were participating in a Hate Crime.