“I came here earlier today for soundcheck with my kid, and we got to go in the room where all the queens were getting ready and applying their cosmetics. He panicked as he entered because what drag queens perform is truly magical.
Maren Morris was very clear about her position regarding Tennessee’s contentious new law that limits drag performances. At a benefit performance for the LGBTQ+ community on Monday, the country singer co-performed with Nashville drag queen Alexia Noelle. Morris happily reminisced about exposing her little son, Hayes, to drag queens backstage. On Thursday, Ryan Hurd, Morris’ son, turns 3 years old.
There are wigs everywhere, the smell of hairspray and wig adhesive is in the air, there is glitter, and everyone is happy. Morris stated on stage, according to Variety. “It resembles a room filled with affection. My kid said, “I need the queens,” as we returned to my dressing room.
She captioned her image, “Thank you Nashville, the magnificent Queens, and the LGBTQ+ community for showing up last night.” There was significant healing, and it won’t be forgotten.
Yes, I did introduce my son to some drag queens today, so Tennessee, f***ing arrest me, Morris continued. On Instagram, the singer, 32, posted pictures from the occasion along with a video of that affirmation.
Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, signed a bill into law earlier this month that specifically targets drag events in Tennessee. The “drag ban” law makes “adult cabaret acts” illegal when they happen in public or somewhere where kids might view them. This year’s first state to accomplish so is this one. Lee also outlawed transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care.
Morris is one of the more liberally inclined performers in country music, and she isn’t hesitant to speak out on contentious issues. She openly argued with Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany last year when the influencer said things that were transphobic. Morris apologised to the cast on behalf of the country music industry when she appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race in January.
She said on the reality show, “Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ folks, I just want to say I’m sorry. “And I appreciate you guys for making me feel like a bold country music voice. I just want to say how much you guys have inspired me. I’m going to cry. I have to go!” Sheryl Crow, Hayley Williams, Hozier, and more than a dozen more artists hit the stage with drag performers, queer and trans singer-songwriters on Monday for the Love Rising charity concert. Artists Allison Russell and Jason Isbell co-organized it.
- Weeks after Tennessee’s new law, Maren Morris introduced her 3-year-old son to drag queens: “Arrest me!”
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