States such as Tennessee and Kentucky have passed legislation banning drag shows from being performed in public or in front of children.Much of the backlash has been linked to a focus on transgender people.
This was heightened in recent weeks after influencer Dylan Mulvaney was sent a personalized can from Bud Light as she commemorated 365 days of her living as a woman.Queen singer Lambert, 41, released a video over the weekend in which he took aim at those attacking drag queens.
He later appeared at the "Drag Isn't Dangerous" livestream telethon on Sunday. The event raised more than $500,000 for LGBTQ+ charities.
These included groups fighting anti-drag legislation in such states as Florida and Tennessee."Drag is joy. It's a celebration of all the things that make queer people who we are," Lambert said in the video posted on social media. "Drag is an amazing way to bring light to the world.