DeSantis To Revoke Operating License of Venue Planning Child Drag Show

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is stepping up to protect children from being exposed to sexual drag shows.

The DeSantis administration sent a letter to an Orlando venue planning to host an all-ages drag show, warning that they will have their license revoked if they go-ahead with the show. reports: The Orlando Philharmonic Plaza Foundation received notice from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Wednesday which warned their license could be revoked should minors be allowed to attend a Wednesday drag show.

The venue is set to host “A Drag Queen Christmas” performance which sparked outrage earlier this week after a Miami performance showed explicit sexual dancing being carried out to “entertain” children.

The letter explained how the Florida government “has reason to believe that this drag show is of a sexual nature, involving the exposure or exhibition of sexual organs, simulated sexual activity, and/or the sexualization of children’s stories.”

“The Department has also become aware that drag shows by Drag Fans have been marketed to and attended by minors, including young children,” the letter continued.

The letter, sent by Melanie S. Griffin, the Florida Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation, went on to threaten a revocation of the business’ license should children attend the drag show:

Florida laws are set in place which already provide penalties for businesses that allow minors to attend drag shows.

It is reported the DeSantis administration is investigating the Monday Fort Lauderdale drag show for potential “sexually explicit performance.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.