At the start of Pride Month, the Department of Defense has canceled drag queen shows on bases across the world.
Shows that had been previously scheduled at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Ramstein Air Base in Germany are now canceled, according to military officials who spoke to various members of the media. The directions came down from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin,
The show at Nellis Air Force Base was first reported by NBC News.
Austin was grilled by the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year, when news of the drag queen shows became known.
On Thursday, Austin issued a statement in support of Pride Month: “As secretary of defense, I remain dedicated to making sure that our LGBTQ+ personnel across the joint force can continue to serve the country that we all love with dignity and pride — this month and every other one.”