In South Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-led legislature have been proposing restrictions on drag show venues with the pretext of protecting young children from inappropriate content of a sexual nature. These proposed restrictions could have a financial impact on South Florida businesses such as RHouse and Hyatt Regency hotel, by having their liquor licenses revoked or suspended. These proposed restrictions follow a recent trend in the country.
As the discussion of drag shows, drag artists and protecting children takes over the nation, Dragging the Curtain takes a deep dive into the topic, discussing everything from recent legislation’s impact on the LGBTQ+ community to the popularity of drag despite restrictions.
In our first episode, we talk with Mia Rodriguez, an FIU student and a member of the Pride Student Union as well as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Mia shares with us what drag means to her, and its relevance to the LGBT community.
On episode 2, we talk with Bree Gorden, a licensed therapist as well as a new mom. Bree explains how these laws affect the LGBTQ+ community as well as what it’s like raising a child and navigating the new measures.