Now I read your text, I understand better the situation. I’m more relieved, because the mainstream media really made me think that Drag Queens were banned from an event that talks about inclusion, where people can be free about who they really are. Thanks for sharing the real intentions behind the decision, but I disagree in some points.
“Some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke”. I just can’t see it as a joke. There was a time when men only could live the dream of being a woman through these beautiful performances. This art expression have been improved through time. Maybe I’m wrong, but I believe that you all forgot how Drag Queens had suffered to be accepted for who they are, and how much prejudice and violence they had to overcome. Now, they can not even show their work in a place where they could celebrate it… Now they are the offensive ones. I strange so much this concept of “accidentally transmisogynist”.
I’m sorry, but is understandable that Drag Queens may be offended with it, regardless of everything.