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Drag queen show held at US Air Force base to reflect its commitment to ‘diversity and inclusion’ — and observers torch the decision

Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada hosted its first-ever drag queen show last week, reflecting service members’ commitment to “diversity and inclusion,” a base spokesperson told Newsweek.

What are the details?

The “Drag-u-Nellis” show was held at the Las Vegas base last Thursday, the magazine said, adding that the Nellis Air Force Base Pride committee planned the event.

Newsweek said the show featured drag queens from the Las Vegas area, including appearances by Coco Montrese, Makena Knight, and Alexis Mateo. The event’s flyer said attendees can “discover the significance of Drag in the LGBT+ Community.”

The individual who posted the event flyer on Twitter — @BravoKiloActual — is an Air Force special warfare veteran, according to the person’s bio.

“I guess the airmen at @NellisAFB have completely mastered air and ground combat so they can relax with an event that has grown men in dresses twerking; very cool!” @BravoKiloActual added in a subsequent tweet.

Newsweek also said event critics wondered why the largest U.S. air combat training center was hosting a drag show, noting some Twitter users called it “outrageous” and “unbelievable.”