LA will celebrate Easter with *checks notes* a drag march protesting laws that ban mutilating children
As I'm sure you're all aware, tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Most people celebrate by going to church and sharing a meal with loved ones, and, if you have kiddos, maybe an egg hunt. Or if you're in California, you go to...a drag queen march. Apparently.
In West Hollywood, drag queens are marching on the day of our Lord's resurrection to protest laws that protect children from having their genitals surgically mutilated. Or, if you speak leftist, "gender-affirmed." They'e also protesting laws that prevent adults from taking their children to sexually explicit drag shows.
The rally has been dubbed "Drag March LA," and will take place on Santa Monica Boulevard. Contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race are expected to be there. The tweet from the Los Angeles LGBT Center that announced the march cited "over 400 pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation on the books". Which makes it sound like states are outlawing homosexuality. But they're actually banning adults from grooming children. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.
The event is sponsored by over 40 pro-LGBTQ organizations, and several of them are faith-based , including the pro-LGBTQ church All Saints Los Angeles, and Founders Metropolitan Community Church, which is a self-described "progressive community of faith." All Saints also has an upcoming "Drag Me to Brunch" event scheduled, featuring a drag show, brunch, and bottomless mimosas.
\u201cThis year alone, there are over 400 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation on the books. \nOn Easter Sunday (April 9th), we\u2019ll gather in our Sunday Best to show the world what we\u2019re made of\u2014and that we\u2019re not going back. \n\nRSVP NOW https://t.co/6dc8e2vtl5\u201d— Los Angeles LGBT Center (@Los Angeles LGBT Center) 1680707242
Joe Hollendonor, the CEO of the LA LGBT Center, said in a statement to Variety: "It is no mistake that today’s ‘Drag Bans’ are accompanied by a sweeping movement to ban access to gender-affirming care; we are fighting for our right to privacy, bodily autonomy, self-determination, and freedom of expression."
I feel like one could have privacy, bodily autonomy, self-determination, and freedom of expression without mutilating children or subjecting them to age-inappropriate, sexually explicit "entertainment" shows. And they could especially refrain from doing so on Easter Sunday. No? Just me? Ok.
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