Drag shows on US military bases canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has stopped U.S. military bases from hosting drag shows after criticism from some Republicans. The move by the Pentagon comes amid a broader push in conservative-led states targeting LGBTQ+ celebrations. At least one show was canceled as a result. Organizers of an event at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada canceled a drag show timed to Pride Month that previously drew 180 people. One Republican, Rep. Matt Gaetz, called the cancellation a “huge victory.” The Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group, accused Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of choosing “to side with the politics of fear and discrimination.”


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