WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — (04-09-23) — Hundreds turned out in WeHo on Sunday for ‘Drag March LA’, to show support and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community as several anti-trans and anti-drag legislation bills have been popping up across the country. In fact in North Dakota alone have set a new record with its    GOP majority legislature advancing over 10 bills so far this year.

Organizers of Drag March LA said that since the start of the year, over 400 pieces of legislation have been introduced or passed across the U.S. in Republican dominated state legislatures.

Tennessee earlier this month saw the passage of two of the most sweeping and restrictive anti-trans and anti-drag laws in the country. On March 2, Republican Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee signed a bill into law that restricts public drag show performances, making his state the first to do so this year.

The same day, Gov. Bill Lee also signed senate Bill 0001 in law, prohibiting gender-affirming care for trans minors, adding Tennessee to the list of Republican-led states to pass this type of legislation.

“An attack across this country on drag symbolizes another attack against all of us,” said West Hollywood Mayor Sepi Shyne.

“We need to make sure we are protecting every single human being at risk from all of this hatred and bigotry,” said L.A. County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath. “We will not stand silent. We will not stand idly by.” said Horvath.

Drag March LA brought together dozens of nonprofit organizations and faith groups, all voicing their opposition to the GOP’ laws targeting LGBTQ+ civil rights.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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