TN Gov Gets Bill To Ban Drag Shows From Public View

The Associated Press reports:

Tennessee lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would severely limit where certain drag shows can take place, a proposal Republican Gov. Bill Lee has vowed to sign into law.

No other state has acted as fast as Tennessee to ensure that drag shows cannot take place in public or in front of children. And the move lines up with Tennessee being among the states passing the most anti-LGBTQ legislation in the past few years.

Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, the Republican bill sponsor, has said the bill would address “sexually suggestive drag shows” that are inappropriate for children.

Read the full article. Earlier this week Lee raged at reporters who brought up a high school year book photo showing him in drag. Tennessee’s bill would effectively outlaw drag queens appearing in Pride parades and festivals or anywhere else where they could be seen by minors.