Historic New Political PAC Formed In The U.S.

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(FixThisNation.com) – On Thursday, six former contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” announced that they were launching a Drag PAC, the first of its kind to be led by drag artists. The founding members include Monét X Change, BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, and Peppermint. As they argued this PAC was their response to the increased rates of violence and legislative threats to the LGBTQ community. 

BenDeLaCreme, who competed twice on Drag Race argued that as “queer people” they recognized that they belong to a community that understands that the only reason they have this level of comfort now is because of the people that had worked before them to help make it happen.

Peppermint, who had placed second on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” ninth season, argued that usually, this political rhetoric has effects on real life and that there are consequences felt by those belonging to marginalized communities. She added that every time people have returned with attacks against queer people it has been more hurtful and impactful. 

The Drag PAC was created at a time when there was an increase in legislation targeting LGBTQ people across the United States. This year the ACLU has reported that 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed, while 39 others have become law. 

In Congress, the GOP-endorsed proposals are looking to block transgender student-athletes from competing in sports in accordance with their gender identity. The House GOP also added amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) blocking funding from being used for gender-affirming care, while also deciding that military facilities should not be allowed to fly LGBTQ flags. 

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