Free Pride Glasgow, which takes place next month and advertises itself as an ‘anti-commercialist’ alternative to the city’s main Pride event, decided that drag queens – closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history – would not be welcome to perform.
In a statement outlining the reasons for the ban, Free Pride Glasgow said it was concerned that trans people or those questioning their gender might feel ‘uncomfortable’ should drag queens perform.
This can particularly difficult for those who are not out and still present as the gender they were assigned at birth.
What a concept! Generally, one is born male or one is born female, but these folks seem to believe that some nurse, or doctor, or anonymous bureaucrat simply whips out their magic wand and *poof!* assigns somebody a gender. They ought to get together with that white chick from Spokane who identifies as black. She's apparently hoping to identify as a writer at some point as well, as she hopes to write a book of some sort.
Of course, since she lost all of her paying jobs and is scraping along by styling hair out of her home, she's probably hoping that somebody will find her of sufficient interest that they'll plunk down money to read "her side of the story".