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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Freaks Out over Florida’s Anti-Grooming Law

A star of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race has blasted Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, claiming the government is attempting to “limit” so-called queer people.

Drag Race Season 10 winner Monét X Change (real name: Kevin Bertin) sounded off during a recent episode of Disney-owned ABC’s The View featuring past winners of the drag-queen reality competition series.

The View co-host Sunny Hostin asked the drag performer for his take on the Florida legislation, which she referred to using the Democrats’ smear moniker “Don’t Say Gay.”

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(L-R back row): Jinkx Monsoon, Raja, Monét X Change, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck, (L-R front row) Jaida Essence Hall, Yvie Oddly. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for VH1/Paramount +)

“We’re in a time now where queer people have so much visibility on TV,” Bertin replied. “They’re trying to ban books. They’re trying to stop us from getting health care. They’re trying to control women’s bodies. They’re trying to do everything in their power to limit us.”

He added: “But every single one of us here, even you ladies here, we’re living proof that the country loves and embraces radical women and a bunch of ragtag queer people.”

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Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law makes no reference to homosexuality. The law bars the teaching of sexual orientation and gender theory to kids in kindergarten through third grade.

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The law is popular among Democrats and Republicans in Florida, with a recent poll showing Florida Democrat primary voters support the legislation 52 percent to 36 percent.

Later, Hostin asked Drag Race Season Three winner Raja Gemini (real name: Sutan Amrull) about his and the other drag queens’ alleged status as “role models” for “so many.”

“My big dream 11 years ago was to reach out to all the little sissy, non-binary, queer kids out there who have wild imaginations and creativity that’s just running through their veins,” he replied.

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