Las Palmas Prosecutor Investigating Performance of Drag Queen as Christ

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 13, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

At the request of the Association of Christian Lawyers, the prosecutor's office initiated a criminal investigation of the performance of a "drag queen" dressed as the Virgin Mary and then as Jesus Christ during the Carnival celebrations. The office stated that because Carnival is so closely related to the Christian observance of the beginning of Lent, the performance was intentionally offensive to religious feelings. The Bishop's Conference called it "blasphemous."