Here’s some irony: a gay pride event has banned drag queens because people thought that they were offensive to transgenders. Check this out…
A Pride event in Scotland has banned all drag queens from performing – in case they are “offensive” to trans people.
Free Pride Glasgow – which was set up as an “anti-commercialist” alternative to the main Pride Glasgow event – made the decision ahead of the event next month, claiming that despite drag being a uniquely celebrated part of most Prides, they would not be welcome to perform at Free Pride.
A statement from the group claimed: “After much discussion, the trans and non-binary caucus decided not to have drag acts perform at the event.
“This does not mean that people of any gender can’t wear what they want to the event, we simply won’t be having any self-described drag acts perform at our Free Pride Event on the 22nd August. We hope people can understand and support our decision. However we feel it important to fully explain why we came this decision.
“The decision was taken by transgender individuals who were uncomfortable with having drag performances at the event. It was felt that it would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable.”
Read more: Pink News
In related news, this transgender TV show crew is upset because of having to use unisex bathrooms on their set. Please forward this one to Bruce Springsteen…
Members of the production crew for the show “Transparent” — the Amazon television series where the father figure is transgender — are upset that they have to share a bathroom with their male and female coworkers.
“The beef is that men, women and transgenders can all enter as they please, making it uncomfortable for some of the crew,” TMZ reports. “Women are particularly worried about walking in and seeing a dude peeing at the urinal.”
Read more: Daily Caller