Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s State Department of Business will strip the Hyatt Regency Miami of its liquor license for hosting a sexually explicit drag show with children in attendance.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced in December they were investigating the “Drag Queen Christmas” all-ages drag show which took place in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
“Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license,” the department said.
Officials looked through video and photos of the ‘all ages Christmas drag queen’ show in order to determine whether the venue broke the law.
For reference, here is video of the drag show event where children were in attendance:
Florida’s Voice reported:
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is revoking the Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license for hosting a “sexually explicit show with children present,” according to governor’s office Tuesday.
“A Drag Queen Christmas” performed Dec. 27 at the James L. Knight Center, which is reportedly connected to the Hyatt Regency Miami.
The administrative complaint said minors younger than 16 years of age were at the show where “performers appeared on stage wearing sexually suggestive clothing and prosthetic female genitalia.”
The show allowed minors if they were accompanied by an adult.
On Dec. 27, 2022, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation warned the Hyatt Regency Miami against hosting a sexually explicit show with children present.
According to the department, the venue proceeded with their plans and conducted an investigation which determined that the venue violated Florida statutes.