TN GOP files bill to ban drag shows that are ‘sexual in nature’ in public spaces, around kids


Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson filed legislation Tuesday that would ban some drag performances in public and or in front of children. If passed, it would charge repeat offenders with a felony. “I filed legislation to ban any type of drag show that is sexual in nature from being performed on public or private property where kids will be around to see it,” Johnson explained. Johnson’s legislation is not only directed at drag performers, but any performance that features, “topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether or not performed for consideration.”

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