Proud Boys left bloodied in clash outside NYC Drag Story Hour

March 20, 2023

Anti-LGBTQ+ protesters, including some wearing Proud Boys colors, clashed with supporters outside a Drag Story Hour event in Manhattan hosted by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday. Video of the clash posted to Twitter on Sunday shows one anti-LGBTQ+ protester in a gold mask being arrested. Another clip shows a man in a Proud Boys sweatshirt being escorted away from the scene by NYPD officers as counter-protesters shout “Go home” and “Proud Boys not welcome in New York.” He’s joined by another man who says he is an EMT and appears to have blood on his face. Ultra Orthodox Rabbis joined the protesting outside of the Drag Queen Story Hour event in Manhattan LGBTQ community Center. Earlier this month, Tennessee became the first state to pass a law intended to ban drag performances in public spaces.