“A Drag Queen Christmas” is returning this year and will be touring several Texas cities in December. However, unlike in past years, admission to the show will be restricted to individuals who are at least 18 years old.

Last year, the sexually charged drag show, which welcomed children of all ages, was filled with performances that featured simulated sex, partial nudity, inappropriate costumes, and explicit songs and conversations between performers and audience members.

“That was the most sexual and inappropriate ‘family friendly’ drag show I have ever attended,” independent journalist Tayler Hansen said of the event.

In the Austin show last December, a crossdressing male performer danced around stage with a box on his chest that displayed his fully nude, fake breasts.

Another performance in the Austin show was titled “Screwdolph the Red-nippled Reindeer.” This performance simulated sex for audience members, with performers humping each other, grinding, and shoving their faces in each other’s fake breasts.

Despite protests and requests for the show administrators to add an age restriction last year, the show remained open to all ages with a note that performances may contain “adult content” or “adult humor.”

This year, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 12 to ban sexual performances, including drag shows, for children. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measure into law in June, and it will take effect on September 1, 2023.

Following the passage of SB 12, “A Drag Queen Christmas” announced its plans to tour the United States again, with five stops scattered across Texas. But this year, the nationwide tour will require attendees to be 18 and older with a valid I.D.

As of publication, “A Drag Queen Christmas” host Murray & Peter did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.

Soli Rice

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