Drag Queens Plan Massive Anti-Donald Trump Protest During His UK Visit

Drag performers across the United Kingdom are preparing to mobilize against President  when he visits this summer.

A Facebook event calling on “” to march against Trump’s upcoming U.K. visit, tentatively scheduled for , has already garnered almost 1,000 confirmed guests and 7,000 “interested” in attending.

“ has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the US, the idea of a Trump visit to the UK is unacceptable,” the event page states. “Let’s get visible, stand with our sister’s, brothers and others in America, and show that we are a country that celebrates diversity.”


Cheddar Gorgeous, who is listed as one of the event’s organizers, wrote in The Guardian that the drag protest was “ who feel marginalized along lines of race, class and gender.”

“Despite claiming on the campaign trail to be ‘gay friendly,’ the Trump administration has unleashed a barrage of policies and amendments that demonstrate the contrary,” Gorgeous added. “To not object to the visit would seem like a betrayal of the tolerant society that the UK as a whole strives to be.” 

The details of Trump’s trip haven’t been revealed, so it’s unclear whether he will visit London or elsewhere in the country. 

A Facebook page promoting the main anti-Trump “” protest — which the drag performers intend to join ― has more than 43,000 confirmed guests and 126,000 “interested” in participating.

A campaign to get Green Day’s 2004 hit “American Idiot”  during Trump’s time in the country is also gaining traction, and a 2017 online petition calling on the U.K. government not to invite Trump for a state visit has received .