Dolly Partom (Photo by By Curtis Hilbun, My News Desk) Drag is art, not grooming, experts say KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JEFF McMILLAN Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “If I hadn’t been a girl, I’d have been a drag queen.” Dolly Parton has uttered those words famously and often.
But if she really were a drag queen, one of Tennessee’s most famous daughters would likely be out of a job under legislation signed into law by Republican Gov.
Bill Lee on March 2. Lee signed off on the legislation without issuing a statement or having a public ceremony. The bill goes into effect July 1.
Across the country, conservative activists and politicians complain that drag contributes to the “sexualization” or “grooming” of children.