House Republicans Introduce Bill to Stop DOD From Funding Drag Shows

Montana Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale introduced legislation Monday evening that prohibits the Department of Defense (DOD) from paying for, hosting or supporting adult cabaret performances. The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the bill, which defines an “adult cabaret performance” as a performance that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dances, strippers or male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to prurient interest. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has said the DOD does not support or fund the shows, but reported that Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada had planned to host an all ages drag show on June 1. The show was canceled due to orders from Austin banning drag performances on military bases. Rosendale previously sent letters to Austin regarding a “Drag Story Time” event held on June 30, 2021, at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, which is in Rosendale’s district. “Anything that does not help our troops be the most effective f …

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