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The Pentagon told Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada that they couldn’t have a drag show on the first day of Pride Month. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin didn’t agree with it, so they canceled it. The drag show had been approved by the base commanders for the past two years, but this time it wasn’t allowed. Drag shows won’t happen on military bases anymore because the Air Force doesn’t want them there.

The Pentagon explained that using their facilities for drag shows goes against their rules. They want to make sure taxpayer money is used properly. It’s important to note that this decision doesn’t mean they changed their overall policy. The Defense Secretary wants LGBTQ+ service members to be treated with respect and pride, but he doesn’t think drag shows should be happening on military bases. Some people are upset about this change, saying it supports discrimination. However, the Defense Secretary wants to make sure everyone can serve in the military with dignity, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.