The Daily Beast reports:
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is set to sign a bill that will make drag performances illegal in the state—a crime he may have committed in high school. A photo emerged on Reddit from the Franklin High Yearbook in 1977, where Lee attended, purportedly showing Lee in drag along the caption “Hard Luck Woman.” Lee’s office has not yet commented on the image. If Lee signs the bill, dressing up in drag at a high school, where children are, would be criminalized.
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Lee first began appearing on JMG when he launched an annual official statewide day of “prayer, fasting, and humility.” Last year he signed bills outlawing abortion pills and legalizing over-the-counter sales of horse paste. So-called “powder puff” events in which football players dress in drag have long been a high school tradition.
As Tennessee moves forward to ban drag, enjoy a high school yearbook picture of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in drag (Franklin High yearbook 1977, page 16As pic.twitter.com/1lwmTQeh5X
— Bonnie Jean Weinman (@bjweinman) February 27, 2023