Eighteen states are considering bills limiting drag performance, according to recent reports by CNN and Associated Press. In Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to stop minors from going to these events by threatening the establishments’ liquor licenses.
People who support the LGBTQ+ community say that these measures could be hurtful to LGBTQ+ kids and parents, and they think that protecting LGBTQ+ equality should be a top priority.
FIU’s Student Government Association Sen. Mia Rodriguez, who is a member of the Pride Student Union at FIU, has spoken out against the proposals made by the governor and some Florida legislators, claiming they unfairly target the LGBTQ+ community.
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