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Drag Queens banned from Pride Parade in Scotland

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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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DRAG QUEENS BANNED FROM PRIDE EVENT ‘BECAUSE THEY MAY OFFEND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE’


Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people.

Organisers of Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an ‘anti-commercialist’ alternative to the Scottish city’s main Pride event, have announced the controversial ban.

Despite the fact that drag queens have been closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history, they will not be allowed to appear at the event next month in case they cause offence.


WHAT?!!!!! Okay, so this is an 'alternative' parade to the commercialized one. Referencing the "transgender and non binary caucuses." What is a binary caucus? What is a non binary caucus?


The organisers of the main Pride Glasgow event said they understood the rationale behind the decision, but the banning of drag acts was “against what an inclusive event should be about.”

The organisers told Pink News: “Pride Glasgow believes that any community group should be given their place to flourish but that success should not be built on the negativity and ignorance towards other events, groups and like minded people and we are saddened to see that this is the direction that Free Pride has chosen to take.”


Well, I think this is sad. They're worried that transgendered people might be 'offended'?

Sheesh.

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Don't have much else to add, but I'd like to hear from our resident Drag Queens and Transgendered members how they would respond to this.
Personally, I think drag queens are delightful, and have no problem with transgendered people.....

but for them to turn on each other seems a little bit 'out there.'

A similar analogy would be (from my perspective), not allowing redheads to march in a parade of white people. Reminds me of the "Gingers" episode on South Park.

Any responses are welcome!!


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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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Actually it sounds to more like banning beer from a beer festival in case it offends people like who like beer ..... !!!

Surely drag queens are part and parcel of the LGBT community?



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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Surely drag queens are part and parcel of the LGBT community?

Well of course they are!

It's interesting to read the comments on the queerty article (the Additional Source). The 'banning' seems not popular on that site either.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people.

That's political correctness gone wild right there , it sounds like they're a fringe organisation anyway but I guess they've alienated one section of their target audience to placate another , who I guess probably don't care or find drag queens offensive.


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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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from your source. . .

"Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people."


That line has to be the funniest damned thing I've read in a while.

Do drag queens offend transgender people because they are too gay, or not gay enough?

*I think I caught gay reading this thread!*
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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Seems to me that at least a portion of Drag Queens would be perhaps unable or afraid to have the operations done. I see them as enjoying costumes and realizing their 'feminine' side, and I can't imagine that the Drag Queens would be "offended" by Transgendered people.....

aren't they all in the 'same boat', so to speak?

They feel different than their genitalia suggests they 'ought to' feel. Some go under the knife, others don't, and some are 'heterosexual cross-dressers' ("Executive Transvestite" ting a bell with anyone?). Who cares what a person wears, really? If they like to do karaoke and dance in women's outfits, SO WHAT?



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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Drag queens are just too mainstream I guess.

Hoodathunkit?



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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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The community has many issues to work through internally. I understand from one perspective how drag queens can be viewed as misogynistic because they are exaggerated examples of women but I don't believe that is the case for every single drag queen. Especially now that we are starting to understand and accept gender fluidity more, I always saw it as a way for gay men to express their inner femininity.



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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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There are all "levels" of drag. There's also FTM Drag.

Sometimes, it's purely "campy" ... the distinction is sometimes drag queen (less serious) female impersonator (more serious). In some cases, being "in drag" is purely intended as entertainment and sometimes as comedy.

This report proves two things: 1
1) the "gay community" is just like all humans; some of us discriminate without purpose and
2) this is a perfect example of "political correctness" taken to ridiculous limits on the "Left."



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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Pardon.
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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True ignorance. Pride is about inclusion. These straight morons think(well not really) they are doing the community a favor? They just don't understand.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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Sometimes, it's purely "campy" ... the distinction is sometimes drag queen (less serious) female impersonator (more serious). In some cases, being "in drag" is purely intended as entertainment and sometimes as comedy.


It IS (in my opinion) entertainment and comedy when it comes to Les Girls.
Like I said, our new favorite movie at my heterosexual house is "The Birdcage".



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