From drag shows to pronouns: Florida GOP takes aim at LGBTQ issues

March 30, 2023

Members of LGBTQ community, however, contend they’re being slighted and disenfranchised by the legislation that GOP lawmakers are rapidly advancing in the Capitol. GOP Florida House Speaker Paul Renner said that lawmakers are legislating issues that children should not have to face in the first place. “What many school districts have done with that bill is terrible,” state GOP Rep. Randy Fine said during a bill hearing Thursday. Democrats contend the legislation aims to scare drag performers and the LGBTQ community while performers testified that the bill was an all-out attack on the drag community. It follows a similar law Tennessee approved that also restricts drag shows.