Drag Queens Banned from Gay Pride – Makes Shawn MAD!
Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as being a “non-commercial” and more open-minded alternative to the traditional Glasgow LGBT pride events, is banning drag queens from its annual parade.
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Pride organizers decided that having men dressed as women during the event would be offensive to transgender individuals, and non-binary people within their ranks.
“It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke,” Free Pride Glasgow said in a released statement.
The decision was, notably, unpopular on social media to suggest Free Pride Glasgow was drawing unnecessary and offensive distinctions of its own.
“WHO. THE HELL. BANS DRAG QUEENS FROM GAY PRIDE? THE VERY BACKBONE OF THE PRIDE CELEBRATION? hello, ever hear of THE STONEWALL RIOTS?!!!” — michelle visage (@michellevisage)
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