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To: FBI, Department of Homeland Security

Hate Groups Are Targeting Drag and Pride Events. We Demand Action.

Drag and Pride events are facing a tidal wave of hate–harassment, death threats, armed protests and bombings. Pride has been specifically targeted for violence for at least the last three years in a row–and is under threat this year as well. 

Sign the petition to urge federal law enforcement to monitor and protect against all threats against drag and Pride events.

Why is this important?

Last year GLAAD released a report detailing more than 160 protests and threats targeting drag events, many of them carried out by violent hate groups like Proud Boys, white supremacists, and other far-right extremists.  This Pride Month, violent groups are still targeting the LGBTQ community.  Yet federal law enforcement agencies have been virtually silent about these domestic extremist threats. 

We demand that federal law enforcement:
  1. Create and maintain a comprehensive, publicly-available database tracking all threats to pride and drag events.
  2. Commit to robust monitoring of threats at upcoming pride celebrations.
  3. Issue public statements condemning anti-LGBTQ extremism and affirming their commitment to protecting our community.

Hateful politicians want to intimidate us and legislate against our art and identities. But we will not be silenced. Qommittee is an organization of drag artists, many of whom have faced these threats directly. We demand safety and the freedom to express ourselves and our pride in every community.

By signing this petition, you're sending a powerful message that hate has no place at Pride. Together, we can make this Pride Month a celebration of love, joy and resistance in the face of hate.

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2024-06-17 11:28:30 -0400

We just passed the 3rd weekend of Pride and we had ANOTHER bomb threat, this time in Minnesota.

https://www.twincities.com/2024/06/16/bomb-threat-made-against-weekend-pride-event-in-grand-marais/

2024-06-12 15:49:58 -0400

News reports have shown at least four different drag events marking pride have received bomb threats in the last few days.

These hateful people mistake being queer for being weak–they couldn’t be more wrong. When you go after drag artists, you’re going after some of the strongest, most tenacious people on the planet.

Drag artists have been dealing with bullies their entire lives and building community their entire careers. We are strong.

2024-06-09 05:00:29 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2024-06-08 13:53:06 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2024-06-08 12:09:11 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2024-06-07 15:31:52 -0400

500 signatures reached

2024-06-07 11:45:58 -0400

100 signatures reached

2024-06-07 11:40:55 -0400

50 signatures reached

2024-06-07 11:38:25 -0400

25 signatures reached

2024-06-07 11:36:46 -0400

10 signatures reached