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Miami Herald: Republicans love parental choice, but not when it comes to drag queens

No, this is honestly the headline of a new opinion piece credited to the Miami Herald editorial board. Apparently, they saw the backlash to some of these “all-ages” and “family-friendly” drag shows that are being put on to celebrate Pride Month and felt they had to come out with a contrary opinion. Again, if this is what the Left wants to campaign on going into the 2022 midterms, more power to them.


The editorial board writes:

There was a time when the only places queer people could congregate and drag queens could perform their female impersonations and lip syncing were seedy bars and nightclubs on the margins of mainstream society. Today, drag queens are on TV, thanks to shows such as “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” social media and pop culture. Drag Sunday brunches and drag bingo are popular fixtures in South Florida. Turns out that hurts the sensibilities of some Republicans.

Republicans used the “parents know best” line to pass the “Don’t say gay” bill, which banned instructions in K-3 public school classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. They said parents, not teachers, should explain to their children what LGBTQ means. Wouldn’t bringing their child to a drag show qualify as parents exercising that autonomy? Republicans, your hypocrisy is showing.

It’s cute that they’re still calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. And where’s the hypocrisy in saying kindergarteners shouldn’t be taught about gender identity and kindergarteners also shouldn’t be allowed to attend drag shows? Just as we asked with the Parental Rights in Education Bill — isn’t the onus on the Miami Herald editorial board to convince us why drag shows are appropriate for children?



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