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Miami hotel faces license revocation over ‘Drag Queen Christmas’ show [Video]




  • The Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license is being revoked by the DeSantis administration after it hosted a “Drag Queen Christmas” show with minors present in the audience.
  • The show, which tours in 36 cities and features stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” required people under 18 to be accompanied by an adult.
  • The state’s business department accused the Miami venue of several violations, including a prohibition of “lascivious exhibition” before people younger than 16.

The DeSantis administration is revoking the alcohol license of the Hyatt Regency Miami after one of its facilities hosted a “Drag Queen Christmas” show that featured minors in the audience. The James L. Knight Center, which is affiliated with Hyatt, was the venue for the show that required anyone under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult in order to attend.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation filed a complaint against the show’s venue and accused it of several violations, including a prohibition of “lascivious exhibition” before people under the age of 16. The state’s business department claimed that the performers wore “sexually suggesting clothing and prosthetic female genitalia” while simulating masturbation.

The Hyatt Regency Miami is permitted to sell alcohol until the final decision is made. The business has 21 days to request a hearing, according to Beth Pannell, a spokeswoman for the department.

The general manager for the Hyatt Regency Miami, Amir Blattner, has said that the hotel’s liquor license is still in effect, and the hotel is reviewing the complaint. A third-party operator manages the Knight Center’s programming and ticketing while the hotel provides food and beverages concessions.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis supported the license revocation and stated that “sexually explicit content is not appropriate to display to children, and doing so violates Florida law.”

Equality Florida, an LGBTQ rights organization, accused DeSantis of “selectively weaponizing” state agencies against businesses to target drag performances. The organization said that such decisions should be left to parents.

Drag shows are protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to free speech. Kate Ruane, who directs the US free expression programs at PEN America, a free-speech advocacy group, said that the administration’s decision to revoke the license was “deeply concerning,” warning that other businesses would opt not to hold drag performances due to fear of reprisal.




  1. JJ

    March 17, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Amen brother!

  2. David Dutra

    March 17, 2023 at 7:36 am


  3. Tracey Mike

    March 17, 2023 at 7:40 am

    You sound like a closet case, Mikey. God forbid you procreated. If so, you already have gays in your lineage.

    • Mathew Molk

      March 17, 2023 at 11:23 am

      What the fuck are you talking about?????? Are you one of the alphabet people?

  4. Roob

    March 17, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Mike is right. You sound like the one that needs help, you should go out and get sterilized now so your seed can’t spread and poison the earth like the rest of the fagots are doing.

  5. James

    March 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Something is wrong with these people. It sounds like a mental problem. Ever see a man with a womans organs, No you haven’t and you wont because it is not possible to become a different gender that who you were when you were born. These people and the people who promote this kind of behavior need to be in a mental institution.

    • American

      March 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm

      Yep, you can’t change your chromosomes.

  6. EmmaLOU

    March 17, 2023 at 9:21 am

    And then you have the Biden Familia with their sick, twisted ways. Ya’ll keep your private lives private. I do not want to see it . Not even in a comedy skit !!!!! And stop endoctrinating our children all of you teachers, professors, and principals !

  7. Mathew Molk

    March 17, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    The LBQRST alphabets and wokies comprise only a small percent of the country, yet We the People have to make allowances for them and grant special privileges to these perverts and NWO Marxists. This has has got to come to an end, and I mean right now.

    Remember, Everybody is created equal,,,,just the perverts want to be more equal then the vast majority of Americans. I do not see any normal parents saying they don;t mind a male mental case that CLAIMS to be a girl showering with their 14 year old daughters.

    And since when has the right to just not like someone become a reason to be “”canceled”. Enough is enough. They can get away with a lot like masks, clotshots, and closing down businesses frequented primarily by normal people but when you start messing with people’s kind,,,,especially their little girls,,,,things could get out of hand real quick. Thus shit is totally out of hand and the clowns in government better start reigning in the perverts before somberly starts reigning them all in with a rope. –

  8. John M.

    March 17, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Well said. Such immoral behavior should be illegal and is certainly inappropriate for children.

  9. Simon Rakler

    March 18, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Well said.

  10. Simon R

    March 18, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    We need more republicans like DeSantis. Pay attention who you’re voting for.

  11. Kamala Harris

    March 18, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Bet this goes to the SCOTUS and they will rule FL has violated Free Speech.
    OK now in my book, if you want to put on a drag queen show fine, but MINORS cannot be in the audience, any audience including libraries etc.
    Drag shows if for people 21 and over, no kids or teens.
    So that is one way to save a law that could get over turned by the morons in DC.
    I hold only 1 view on drag shows for kids, those buggers (not the kiddies) and the parents of the kiddies should be taken out and be hung by their genitals guys that is easy females not so, so meat hooks may be applicable.
    This also applies to anyone, parents et al, who allow kids under age 21 to become TG.
    This applies to the QUACKS including our HHS etc officials, one who killed THOUSANDS in PA during its covid days has harmed 100’s of 3 yr old and up, with the TG mental illness BS.
    TG’s line up for a 1 way plane ride to any muslim nation. Those folks will welcome you with open arms and very sharp blades.

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