Tennessee bill would criminalize drag shows


The election may be over, but Republican senators are wasting no time drafting up new bills for the upcoming session. This time, there’s a bill that’s targeting a chunk of our Tennessee population – the LGBTQ community, and any public shows. This comes just over a month after a drag show was canceled at the Museum of Science and History after threats of violence. Senate bill 3, drafted by Republican senators, would criminalize public ‘adult cabaret’ performances that can be seen by children. The bill says these shows include topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, and male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a sexual interest.

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