The Founding Fathers wore drag
By Evie Moysen on Thursday, July 6, 2023
Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s latest billboard reminds us that the US actually has a long history of drag…
On the Fourth of July, a brilliant billboard popped up in Times Square, in response to the recent bills passed in multiple states across America, limiting the art of drag.
Yet, as the billboard so rightly points out, drag like any other type of art is a form of creative expression; meaning it is protected by the First Amendment right – which makes drag bans unconstitutional.
“This billboard aims to raise awareness and show the hypocrisy of right-wing figures using the Founding Fathers rhetoric to pass bills that go against the freedoms they fought for. That’s why, now more than ever, it’s so important to support your local LGBTQ+ charity.” – Uncommon Creative Studio
The billboard highlights the plain hypocrisy of the limitations placed on the LGBTQ+ community and suggests that a holiday, which is meant to celebrate independence and freedom, is in actual fact not inclusive at all.