Mama Ru doesn’t have time for political maneuvers.
Republican politician Bryan Slaton from the Texas House of Representatives has filed a very problematic bill that intends to “ban drag shows in the presence of minors in Texas.” The LGBTQ+ community has largely criticized Slaton’s proposition, but certain Republicans have been backing his efforts.
On Thursday night, RuPaul appeared on CBS’ The Late Late Show and was asked by host James Corden about this particular bill proposition in Texas.
“It’s a diversion tactic to take the narrative away from the gun debate into something [else], to scare people into thinking about something else. And they’ve been successful – they have changed the narrative away from the gun debate into this drag queen thing. Y’all want to help your kids? Take away them guns, that will help your kids! Drag queens ain’t hurt nobody. You’re born naked and the rest is drag. Everybody’s in drag. Child, please.”
This isn’t the first time that high-profile drag performers have opposed Slaton’s bill. Earlier this month, RuPaul’s Drag Race season five and All Stars 2 star Alyssa Edwards also publicly opposed this legislative proposition as a drag queen who lives in Texas and works with kids as a choreographer in the Beyond Belief Dance Company.
Unfortunately, many Republican politicians have been doubling down on homophobic and transphobic pieces of legislation in order to build momentum for this year's midterm elections and start a path for themselves concerning the 2024 Presidential election.
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