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One Million Moms Melt Down Over Trans Performers In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The anti-LGBTQ+ organization One Million Moms (OMM) is morally scandalized over the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In an alarmist petition, OMM — an offshoot of the anti-LGBTQ+ American Family Association — warned that the parade will be a non-binary and transgender extravaganza that will expose tens of millions of viewers at home to the LGBTQ+ agenda because it will feature music from two Broadway musicals, ‘& Juliet’ and ‘Shucked,’ which both feature trans and nonbinary performers in major roles. Justin David Sullivan, who is nonbinary, will appear in the & Juliet parade performance; he plays “May,” a nonbinary friend of Juliet’s. The parade will also feature Alex Newell, a nonbinary Tony Award-winning actor who plays the female character Lulu in Shucked. The group’s website claims that about 38,828 people have signed the petition so far. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first took place in 1924, making it the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States. Macy’s parade normally features large balloons in the shape of pop-culture cartoon characters, performances by different artists and groups, as well as colorful and festival floats. Commentators who cover the parade don’t always mention the LGBTQ+ identities of its bigger-name participants. Nevertheless, OMM, which only has 105,000 social media followers, has a habit of throwing a fit anytime any company anywhere publicly acknowledges the existence of queer people.

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