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Bookstore Nixes ‘Drag Show for Palestine’ Event After Backlash

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A recent controversy has arisen over a drag show event held at an Arizona bookstore in solidarity with Palestine.

The event was promoted as family-friendly but drew criticism given that drag shows and LGBT expression are banned and punishable in Palestinian territories.

“We will have local organizers, speeches, education, food, and of course, DRAG!” the ad read. “We have an especially talented cast for you, entry is free so bring tips for the artists!”

The bookstore had also promoted radical pro-Palestinian and anti-police groups.

The store’s website noted that its mission is to “counter and challenge the history and currently very active silencing of BIPOC stories and voices by providing a safe and encouraging space for cultural representation, healing and liberation of historically minoritized BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color, across intersections) through community engagement involving literature and the arts.”

After backlash on social media noting the illegality and danger of being LGBT in Palestine, the event was canceled by the bookstore with the host citing “unforeseen circumstances.”

“How was this even a thing?” conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong wrote.

“They should do this IN Palestine,” comedian Tim Young quipped.

“Who is going to tell them what happens to LGBT in Palestine?” author Oli London wrote.

“Homosexuality is condemned in the Palestinian territories and is criminalized in Gaza under the Muslim government,” journalist Andy Ngô wrote.

Hamas, which controls Gaza, enforces strict Islamic law against homosexuality and has executed LGBT individuals.

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