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Drag queens, incest, pedophilia dominate taxpayer-funded film festival

The grant was part of the Biden administration's push to promote LGBTQI+ acceptance worldwide

Published: July 20, 2022 5:36pm

Updated: July 29, 2022 10:40pm

American taxpayer dollars contributed to a queer film festival that featured films on drug culture, incestuous siblings, and sexual relationships between adults and minors.

The U.S. State Department contributed $10,000 to the Queer Lisboa, a Portuguese film festival held in September 2021, as part of the Biden administration's efforts to promote acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community internationally, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Among the plethora of provocative content featured was the documentary film P.S. Burn This Letter Please, which detailed drag culture in New York City after World War II. Saint-Narcisse meanwhile displayed a story of twins in an incestuous relationship, while Minyan depicted an underage boy engaging in a sexual relationship with an adult bartender in New York City.

The State Department told the Free Beacon that they also paid the speaking fee for director Gus Van Sant to speak at the festival.

Biden's administration has advanced a string of initiatives to promote LGBTQI+ causes both abroad and at home, most recently issuing guidance to extend Title IX protections to individuals within that demographic. Said guidance, however, is on hold following the issuance of a temporary injunction by a district court judge and a pending suit by 19 Republican attorneys general.

Trans and non-binary White House appointees have also attracted international mockery, most notably from U.S. adversary Russia.

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