Anti-LGBTQ+ Lawmaker George Santos Admits Putting on Drag Performances
George Santos, a Republican newly elected to Congress, has found himself in the spotlight in recent months. His faith is being questioned after images of a well-known face in drag went viral on the internet.
Santos was recently sighted in New York’s LaGuardia Airport. In response to ABC 7’s inquiry over the legitimacy of the images, he said: “No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and I had fun at a festival. Sue me for having a life.”
Santos’s apparent admission to his career as a drag performer contrasts a tweet he published days before the airport interview in which he called the charges “categorically false.” Kitara Ravache was the drag name of the openly gay lawmaker.
Though he identifies as gay, Santos’s anti-LGBTQ+ views have been brought up again and again, casting doubt on his views. He publicly endorsed Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” rule banning discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in the school in April 2022. Santos compared Democrats who pushed for laws to teach about the LGBTQ+ community in schools to those who “groom” youngsters. “As a gay man, I stand proudly behind not teaching our children sex or sexual orientation,” he declared in a video.
Santos also sides with Republican legislators who are taking a harsh position against the rise of Drag Queen Storytimes in schools and libraries.
The Republican senator was caught fibbing about significant aspects of his life just before he took office this month. When he was elected president in late 2022, he lied about his mother’s death on September 11 and his wealth, among other things. He has also fabricated his Jewishness, his educational background, and his professional history as a journalist.