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Branson Board of Aldermen Votes to Limit Drag Shows

Drag shows in Branson will now be allowed only in the downtown district after the city’s Board of Alderman handed down a ruling on Tuesday.

The board voted 4-2 to pass the resolution, limiting drag shows to the downtown district after public outrage in recent months.

The law also bans drag shows from occurring within 600 feet of a school, religious institution, or park.

Event planners conducting drag shows must also secure a special permit, and businesses must cover their windows to prevent people outside from viewing the performances.

Branson Mayor Larry Milton says that the ordinance is not a ban of drag shows, but rather protects children against viewing these types of shows.