The Democratic Party has raised money from drag shows at a number of recent events.
One such fundraiser was held by the New Democrats of Illinois and the New Democrats of Chicago. The Event, which took place in June, featured a performance by a drag queen and left-wing activist who goes by the name “Jo Mama.” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was attending.
In New Mexico, the state Democratic Party hosted an event called “The Other Side of the Rainbow Drag Show.” The projection it costs $25 for general admission and $10 for students to attend. It featured three different drag performers who go by the names “Bunnie Wells Cruse”, “Katie K. Bouvier” and “Astera Amor”.
Last year, the Harris County Democratic Party hosted fundraiser for drag queens in Houston, Texas. The description encouraged local Democrats to “Join HCDP, local Queen Persephone and a host of amazing performers for a night of drag, drinks and democratic progress!”
Meanwhile, the Collin County Democratic Party held one drag queen bingo night to raise money for the party. The event description read “Come laugh, play bingo and enjoy the show at this outdoor venue while we raise money to elect Democrats in November. You won’t want to miss the great fun of Drag Queen Bingo with host BLEACH!”
Many of these fundraisers come as tensions rise over the presence of attraction in our culture. Breitbart News mentionted that there was a train show for children in a church on behalf of an episcopal school.
Here’s the description of the event from the drag queen’s TikTok account pic.twitter.com/VEagf4mPjt
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 31, 2022
The Washington Free Beacon mentionted that Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto presented a “commemorative certificate” to a Drag Queen Story Hour performer performing in front of children.
#DragQueenStoryTime it was a success! The Sparks families came out today to meet Miss Ginger and join in the fun. Special thanks to Austin from @SenCortezMastoof the office to present Ginger with a very special announcement! What an honor on this wonderful day! 🌈📚 pic.twitter.com/XE0eA3ImJm
— Washoe County Library (@WashoeLibrary) June 26, 2022
Like Breitbart News recently mentionted, a drag performer who performs for children as part of the Drag Queen Story Hour noted the overtly political nature of the practice. The performer, who goes by the stage name ‘Lil Hot Mess’, noted that drag is used to subvert traditional notions of both gender and beauty and to “challenge the dominance of heterosexist discourse”.
The performer also noted that drag is often used as a fundraising tool “to pay for gender-affirming surgeries and to fund the work of many LGBTQ campaigns.”
Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org