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Air Force Says Drag Acts Symbolize Gay Pride

By on August 12, 2013
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The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a “Diversity Day” celebration because drag is a “symbol of gay pride and unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show “totally offensive and inappropriate.”

Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8, the military confirmed.

The Air Force said in a statement to Fox News that “Diversity Day” featured eight cultural groups and was meant to “foster equality and diversity in the workplace.”

Photographs provided to Fox News show an individual wearing a giant wig and sporting form-fitting dresses performing to a sparse crowd underneath the American flag.

“Drag acts to this day represent the struggle for freedom and equality of the LGBT community, while at the same time providing a deep-rooted historical form of entertainment for the LGBT culture,” said Peggy Hodge, a spokesperson for the Office of Public Affairs.

The military said the drag queen group did not include any members of the Air Force.

“Drag queen acts are historically one of the main forms of entertainment in the LGBT culture, having its roots in the earliest of days of the gay rights movement,” Hodge said in a written statement.

She said individuals dressing in drag harkens to the days of the Stonewall riots when a gay bar was raided by police.

“What followed was the brutal beating and jailing of several men dressed as women,” she said. “This is commonly accepted as the start of the gay rights movement in the United States.”

As a result of the Stonewall riots, Hodge said, “the wearing and performing in drag became a symbol of gay pride and unity.”

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  • frankfan42

    This is wrong on so many levels. If you want to be gay and have sex with another man then why cross dress to mimic a woman?

  • Cobber Campbell

    Aren’t people of the world sick and tired of hearing about gay ,gay,gay,every day on every TV channel in all news and newspapers,in person and even our kids are brainwashed into calling gay normal.
    It was unheard of 40 years a go now it is the latest fag (fad) worldwide.Why are we not male or female ? It looks like sexual types are being done away with no male or female any more gilrie boys ,boysi girls and in between.
    Maybe God will end it a ll soon so enjoy the feelings while you can. Read the Bible God Is Love

  • rkoen

    This is what it has come to. — our military services asking respect for men dressing up like women to perform acts of debauchery. No wonder Russia outlaws such perversions. We’ve become a joke to everyone.

  • Valek420

    I am sure glad I got out of the military before this crap started up. Sure makes our military appear tough and can handle war with men in dresses prancing around. If they had a straight pride day, boy oh boy that would be “Intolerant”.

  • matt93312

    This is just the logical conclusion of an illogical policy. Everyone look down and see whats in your pants. If it hangs, use the men’s restroom. If it doesn’t, use the lady’s. The rest of us don’t need to celebrate any confusion you have on this issue.

    • frankfan42

      Actually, in California there is now a ruling that transgenders and trans sexuals can use which ever bathrooms they want.

      • matt93312

        Yeah, I’m in Crazyfornia. They are crossing some serious lines in this state. Nobody is telling anybody who or how to love. This is all about an anti-family political agenda. All things good and wholesome are made to look foul and perverted. All things vile and reprobate are celebrated as holy and pure. Sick

        • frankfan42

          Never heard it called Crazyfornia before, the name sure seems to fit. Sad that we are seeing vile and reprobate things celebrated. God Bless you and your family. Prayers to ya Matt93312

  • DemolitionMan57

    Once our military was an organization designed to protect and defend the constitution and win wars. Now it is one big social club. What a shame. Our WWI and WWII vets would be rolling in their graves if they saw what it is turning into.

  • John Bouchet

    Would the patriarch King David ever enrolled homosexuals within His military!
    He was a Man after God’s own heart….

  • ANDRE ERASMUS

    Good!, the American Military need perversive entertaining by the really Happy People.

  • videosho

    Our fighting men have to put up with this unholy crap. Who’s in charge? Who approved this? They should be kicked out of the Air Force.