Drag Race stars such as Jinkx Monsoon, Aquaria and BenDeLaCreme have called on allies to speak out against anti-drag laws making their way through various US states.
Tennessee recently became the first to ban drag shows from taking place in public spaces and/or places where minors may be present.
Similar anti-drag bills have been introduced in at least 14 other states, including Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky. The language used varies from bill to bill, with Tennessee’s not explicitly mentioning the “drag shows”.
Instead, it defines “adult cabaret” as “adult-oriented performances” that include “male and female impersonators” which should not take place where minors could be present.