The right-wing opposition to drag shows and drag performers has geared up over recent years in a big way. At this point, protesters and even armed militants like the Proud Boys are attacking the Drag Story Hour events, and legislations like Tennessee’s new anti-drag bill are popping up across the country. But as the ignorant, bigoted opposition builds its offenses, the queer community and its allies are far from backing down.

Recently, a drag brunch event at Primanti Bros in Wheeling, West Virginia was canceled due to threats made against the performers and their patrons by violent anti-drag protesters. In response, local Ohio Valley MMA owner and head instructor Johnny Haught made his support of the entertainers loud and clear. In a Facebook post, the owner offered his services and those of his fellow fighters.