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Is exposure to drag queens harmful to children?

On Firedoglake I wrote about the recent Carnival Cruise drag show controversy:

A travel agency called Al and Chuck Travel chartered a cruise on a Carnival ship with special performances by some of the popular drag queen stars of the Reality TV program Ru-Paul’s Drag Race. Six days before departure, ticket holders received a letter from Carnival Vice-President Vicky Rey informing them that passengers would not be permitted to dress in drag.

Are drag queens harmful to children? One Carnival employee thought so. Perhaps worst of all, both of those perennial scapegoats — the need for security and the need to ‘think of the children’ — are cited in attempts to spin the situation.

Read more on Firedoglake.

Photo by Phillip Pessar under a Creative Commons license.