Complaint Reported Against Bar That Hosted Drag Shows for Children

Complaint Reported Against Bar That Hosted Drag Shows for Children

Complaint FILED After Inappropriate Event Involving Children

( – The state of Florida has recently found itself at the epicenter of broader disputes about the exposure of children to LGBT+ information and content. It began with the Parental Rights in Education bill, championed by Governor Ron DeSantis (FL-R) and other GOP leaders in the state, and has since spread in other directions. The most recent episode in this saga centers around a gay bar in Miami that hosts drag shows for children.

On Tuesday, July 26, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) served the R House, in Miami’s Wynwood district, with an administrative complaint regarding its use of children in its live floor show. If the establishment does not respond to the DBPR within 21 days, it will run the risk of losing its liquor license. This follows the emergence of a video from the R House earlier this month in which a topless drag queen with large breasts parades around the stage holding the hand of a girl apparently younger than five.

There has previously been similar controversy about drag shows allowing children to watch and participate in performances, both in Florida and elsewhere across the nation. Governor DeSantis has been at the forefront of efforts to introduce measures banning minors from attending drag shows, suggesting child protective services in his state could have a role to play in this effort.

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