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All-Male Dancing Santa Drag Troupe Causes Outrage at Alabama Christmas Parade: VIDEO


Back in June we posted about Alabama's all-male cheerleading team The Prancing Elites.

The group is back in the headlines after a performance in an Alabama Christmas parade over the weekend, FOX10 reports:

PrancingeliteClaudia Davis was at the parade with her daughter.  "I was outraged and appalled. I never expect anything like this at the Semmes Christmas parade," Davis said.

Like many others in the crowd Davis felt the dance group was inappropriate.

"If they were gonna put this kind of activity in the parade, they should have notified the people of Semmes so that we had a choice whether we wanted out children to attend and see something like that," Davis said.

The Prancing Elites say they were shocked at some of the remarks they heard during the parade:

"Some of them were saying stuff like Oh my God, what's that?"

Watch FOX10's report, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. The world is becoming more queer. Even in rural Alabama. And the heterosupremacists and homophobes can't handle it. I love watching their tears and seeing them uncomfortable.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 23, 2013 12:22:26 PM

  2. Oh, for heaven's sake, Alabama once again wants to bury its collective head in the sand. This wouldn't raise an eyebrow in New Orleans, or even Mobile for that matter.
    This mom should realize how tame and good-natured this guys are. Open her eyes up the the beautiful and entertaining world.
    Kids will see a lot more on the internet.

    Posted by: woody | Dec 23, 2013 12:28:55 PM

  3. not sure which is harder to understand, having batons and not twirling them or the bored looks on sign carriers faces but either way, hope Miss Mariah Carey bundles them all up for Christmas and gets them out of Alabama fast as she can. Worked for me.

    Posted by: CD in DC | Dec 23, 2013 12:36:33 PM

  4. Black gay men will undoubtedly be the very last to surrender the culture of effeminacy.....precisely because the community they are a part of is the most homophobic of any in society.

    The culture of effeminacy--being a product of oppression and the internalization of the ideology of the oppressors--thrives in the most oppressive of it will most likely survive among blacks in the Deep South long after it has been abandoned by every other group.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 23, 2013 12:36:46 PM

  5. Ha ha ha.......Alabama was shocked ! a dance !

    oh oh Alabama, time to grow up.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 23, 2013 12:38:37 PM

  6. " .....this kind of activity......"
    It's a dance, dear, calm down.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 23, 2013 12:40:54 PM

  7. whats so bad about this - they're dressed- and in holiday garb- and talented....soooooo..? Ohhh yea - its the south's racism + Homophobia!!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Dec 23, 2013 12:41:30 PM

  8. I'm going to assume it was the short-shorts that triggered this response.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 23, 2013 12:45:38 PM


    Throw them a few bucks, they're nice boys.

    Posted by: Jonna the Woodswoman | Dec 23, 2013 12:48:02 PM

  10. I couldn't tell is the woman being interviewed was disturbed by the gay or by the black.

    Posted by: JP | Dec 23, 2013 12:53:11 PM

  11. I think covering up a bit more would have been a good idea...

    Posted by: steve | Dec 23, 2013 12:53:17 PM

  12. It's too much, way too much, and Rick's analysis is spot on.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 23, 2013 12:56:24 PM

  13. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re dance-rapin’ everybody out here.” lol

    Posted by: Rafael | Dec 23, 2013 1:03:59 PM

  14. It' hilarious and sweet! No doubt the folks complaining would have loved a float featuring Patriotic Second-Amendment Fan Americans, toting their guns. which is everything wrong with culture.

    violence = yay! the only people who'd have a problem with this are folks who could best help America by adding a spoonful (or five) of strychnine to their eggnog this season. :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 23, 2013 1:05:01 PM

  15. @Rick: VERY well put! I completely agree, and it's sad to see but it is an inescapable truth that doesn't have to be...

    Posted by: H | Dec 23, 2013 1:07:40 PM

  16. Wow. This is pretty insulting to them. They seem like a good group of girls. OK, so they may not be the most attractive women you've ever seen. I don't think that's any reason to call them an "all-male" team. Jeez, Towleroad, how rude!

    Posted by: Derrick From Philly | Dec 23, 2013 1:11:43 PM

  17. hose girls were so on point! I am thoroughly impressed.

    Posted by: Cameron | Dec 23, 2013 1:11:53 PM

  18. dear "effeminacy hating gays" - let's see who you actually are ;-)


    *crickets crickets crickets*

    as long as you guys remain closeted for life, this queen shall remain happy ;)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 23, 2013 1:12:02 PM

  19. @Little Kiwi:

    1. There is no evidence that any of your adversaries here are closeted.

    2. There is no evidence that you are happy. Your own posts suggest deep-seated bitterness.

    Posted by: Dave | Dec 23, 2013 1:16:06 PM

  20. *AnonymousClosetedTrollingCowardSaysWhat?*

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 23, 2013 1:19:52 PM

  21. Its kind of sad that these guys are going through all this effort just to put down themselves and gay people. If they dressed and danced as males, most of the objections would vanish and people could focus on their dancing talent. They could do something positive for gay people in a hostile state like Alabama. Imagine how great it would be if they were talented male dancers who were cheered at their appearances.

    instead they go out of their way to promote a terrible stereotype, confirming in the minds of many Alabamians that gay men are really sort of failed men who want to dress up like women. Shame on them. I hope they fail and are forgotten.

    Posted by: Jackson | Dec 23, 2013 1:28:51 PM

  22. Rick, stop stealing Derrick's username to post anti-effeminacy comments that the actual Derrick never w

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 23, 2013 1:30:24 PM

  23. *would.

    Also, I'm so glad you posted under four under names to back your own post up. That's not at all pathetic.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 23, 2013 1:31:20 PM

  24. Funny how the "effeminate gay" haters are quick to judge. Whenever there is a fight for equality, it's the ones who are dubbed effeminate marching, challenging the laws and sacrificing their well-being, not the so called masculine closeted trolls who enjoy the freedoms gained by the non-straight acting gays they look down on. At least these men are brave enough to march in a rural Alabama town.

    Posted by: Tony | Dec 23, 2013 1:32:51 PM

  25. LOVE THIS!!. NOBODY expects the Prancing Elites!!!

    They should show up at the GOP Presidential debates!!

    We have all become a Monty Python skit.

    Posted by: stevetalbert | Dec 23, 2013 1:34:00 PM

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