Commonwealth Policy Center

Should children attend drag shows to prevent violence? Northwestern University says yes. This was a response to a Tennessee bill banning minors from attending drag shows. The university panel claimed that this bill pushed back protections for transgendered people and eventually leads to violence. It’s true that no one should be mistreated, but is exposing our children to these shows the only way to prevent violence? Drag shows often feature provocatively dressed men dancing engaged in sexually oriented performances. Does this sound like something children should be exposed to? Kentucky State Senator Lindsey Tichenor says no. That’s why she sponsored Senate Bill 115, which would keep children out of drag performances.