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Madonna slams Tennessee drag law — tour date benefits transgender rights

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“Celebration Tour” to Nashville this winter amid Tennessee’s new legislation against drag performers. The 64-year-old “Express Yourself” icon announced eight additional tour dates on Monday, one of which is in Music City on Dec.

22, where ticket proceeds will go toward transgender organizations. Joining her onstage will be “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen — but it’s uncertain whether the popular artist would face repercussions for performing onstage for a crowd that could potentially include fans who are not adults.“The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is not only unacceptable and inhumane; it’s creating an unsafe environment; making America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color,” Madge wrote on Instagram regarding the numerous laws popping up in legislatures across the country. “Also, these so-called laws to protect.

our children are unfounded and pathetic. Anyone with half a brain knows not to f–k with a drag queen,” she continued. “Bob [The Drag Queen] and I will see you from the stage in Nashville where we will celebrate the beauty that is the Queer community!”The Tennessee legislature recently passed a law regarding “adult cabaret performance” — which now includes “male or female impersonators” — that states that “it is an offense for a person to engage in an adult cabaret performance … In a location where the adult cabaret performance could be viewed by a person who is not an adult.”A first offense would be considered a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $2,500 fine and/or up to one year in jail.

Additional offenses would be felonies that could bring six months in jail.Bob — whose other professional name is Caldwell Tidicue — was previously announced as.

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