Drag queens are now proving to be a drag on U.S. taxpayers.
Last month the U.S. State Department gave a $20,600 grant to the Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano, a nonprofit organization in Ecuador, to “promote diversity and inclusion,” Fox News recently reported.
In this case, the “diversity and inclusion” included drag queens.
Fox noted that the grant will pay for three workshops, 12 “drag theater performances,” and a two-minute “documentary,” apparently about drag, said Fox.
The State Department’s website says the grant is intended to “support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world.”
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Fox reported that the grant is the first of its kind, in that it supports promoting drag queens.
The federal government provided the grant amid a brewing controversy over drag reading events in public libraries, drag dancing shows in bars that cater to “all” ages
The State Department refused to comment on the grant.
Yet PJ Media columnist Chris Queen had something to say about it.
“The left isn’t just pushing drag here at home, but they’re also exporting it overseas,” Queen wrote on Thursday. “It’s all done under the veneer of ‘diversity and inclusion.’ All the more reason to vote Republican in 2022 and beyond. Maybe then we can put a stop to this kind of nonsense.”