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DeSantis administration targets LGBTQ restaurant over drag show


A Florida restaurant is being targeted by the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation after video of a drag performance at the establishment went viral.

Filed on Tuesday, the complaint seeks to have the R House, located in Miami’s Wynwood district, be declared a public nuisance and revoke its liquor license.

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The complaint was filed after a DBPR investigation in which agents who visited R House claimed that minors were present at drag shows and noted the restaurant’s children’s menu, according to South Florida’s NBC 6.

The investigation reportedly stemmed from a video posted to TikTok and later share by anti-LGBTQ Twitter account Libs of TikTok in early July. The video shows a performer wearing pasties strutting through the restaurant with a child estimated to be between three and five years old. “We are hopeful that Governor DeSantis, a vociferous supporter and champion of Florida’s hospitality industry and small businesses, will see this as what it is, a misunderstanding, and that the matter will be resolved positively and promptly,” R House said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“R House is an important institution to the Miami LGBTQ community […]

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