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U.S. Air Force Uses Taxpayer Money To Pay for Drag Shows

Air Force Drag Show
Drag Show Banner for the 86th Force Support Squadron | Image by Judicial Watch Inc.

Crucial records have been disclosed, revealing that U.S. Air Force drag events have been funded by taxpayers’ money.

Judicial Watch and CatholicVote filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. Department of Defense regarding drag events, pride shows, and similar happenings hosted by the U.S. Air Force, reported Gateway Pundit.

The documents obtained showed a social media post advertising “Drag Queen Storytime” and various other pride events promoted by the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. Air Force was also exposed for paying $400 for a bingo party with drag show performer “Miss Lexi Andrews,” per Gateway Pundit.

“We’re celebrating PRIDE month with our very first DRAG STORY TIME! Our local Drag King, Sauvage, will be reading some of our favorite stories about what makes each of us special. Story time begins at 1030!” the social media post in 2021 stated, per Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton slammed the U.S. Air Force for using taxpayers’ money on such events.

“How on Earth is it appropriate to spend our limited defense dollars on promoting these sexually themed events for children and adults rather than on advancing the military’s mission. As we see in these troubling Air Force records, our nation’s military is being ruined by woke ideology,” Fitton said, per Judicial Watch.

Marine veteran and North Texas resident Aaron Rocha also criticized the U.S. Air Force for focusing on the wrong issues.

“There was a time when the military focused on the team, the unit, the GOAL, and now it seems like they have done a complete 180 and are weakening the men and women who serve this country by dividing them with this ridiculous DEI ideology,” Rocha told The Dallas Express.

“How does this help the armed forces?” Rocha challenged.

The Dallas Express contacted the U.S. Air Force and received an email response that stated the following:

“Consistent with Secretary Austin’s 2023 congressional testimony, the Air Force will not host drag events at its installations or facilities. Commanders have been directed to either cancel or relocate these events to an off-base location, provided [sic] no DoD funds are used for off-base drag events. Hosting drag events in federally funded facilities is not a suitable use of DOD resources.”

The U.S. Air Force has a habit of trying to host drag queen-related events on base, as The Dallas Express has reported.

In 2023, a U.S. Air Force base in Nevada canceled an all-ages drag show planned for Pride Month. The Pentagon ordered the event to be shut down, citing that it was “not a suitable use of federal funds and resources.”

The year before, another June “Drag Queen Story Time” for children to be held in the library of a U.S. Air Force base in Germany was also nixed after backlash. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter at the time demanding the Air Force secretary cancel the event and “take appropriate disciplinary action against all involved.”

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