Taco Bell announced last month that it plans to hold “Drag Brunch” events at several restaurant locations around the U.S.
“Each show will be hosted by the fabulous drag performer and taco extraordinaire, Kay Sedia, and feature performances from local queens and kings that will transform any morning from Mild to Fire!” according to a Taco Bell press release. “As a brand that brings people together, the Taco Bell Drag Brunch experience is rooted in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and creating safe and welcoming spaces for all.”
The events will be held at Taco Bell Cantinas in several cities. According to the Taco Bell website, Taco Bell Cantina restaurants feature “a fancy new look, open kitchen, custom menu and specialty alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, sangria and liquor versions of our classic Freezes.”
The first event took place on May 1 in Las Vegas. There are also events scheduled for Chicago and Nashville later this month. “Taco Bell Drag Brunch” events are scheduled to take place in New York and Fort Lauderdale in June.
“We understand the importance of creating safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community and are thrilled to provide a unique experience that spotlights and celebrates the wonderful artform of drag and its influence in culture with their chosen families,” Taco Bell global chief brand officer Sean Tresvant said, according to the press release. “Taco Bell Drag Brunch was concepted by Live Más Pride, Taco Bell’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group, which has played a major role in driving awareness of and meaningfully supporting LGBTQIA+ communities both within Taco Bell and the communities we serve and operate in.”
In response to a Taco Bell tweet advertising “Drag Brunch,” someone commented, “I’ve never NOT wanted a Taco Bell brunch more.”
Another response to Taco Bell’s tweet declared, “@tacobell you people are SICK and I don’t go to a restaurant to watch this sickening crap!”
Several years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” a show that features drag performers. And apparently, she will appear on the show again — a video montage about an upcoming season reveals that the lawmaker will make an appearanceon the new season.