WATCH: Drag Activist Arrested After Dancing In Front Of Homophobic Black Israelites


A DC drag performer confronted by members of the Black Israelites movement decided to respond to their insults through the art of dance—and got arrested for his troubles.

Activist Qween Amor encountered members of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge near Chinatown, when the men allegedly accused him of having AIDS. Dolled up in a magenta fright wig and skintight silver pants, Amor threw choreographed shade at the haters. “If I have to sit there and listen to how much they hate gays, and their ignorance, and all their bullshit, then they’re going to watch me dance,” Amor told the Washington Post.

In 2008, the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled certain factions in the Hebrew Israelite movement—most notably Nation of Yahweh and the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ.—as hate groups that “believe that Jews are devilish impostors and… openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery.”

Unfortunately Amor’s set came to a screeching halt when the cops arrested him for indecent exposure because he allegedly had a hole in his pants. (Is Willam Belli his drag mother?) Unbowed, Amor says he’s he’ll be back to cut a rug again, but that he’s learned his lesson. Next time, he tells the City Paper. “I’ll wear underwear.

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  • 2eo

    The Israelites look like a group that would only exist in one of the crappier blaxploitation films from the mid 1970’s.

    Also his dancing, while utterly stupid had the desired effect, they were completely flabbergasted by it and they totally lost their arrogance, well done Qween Amor.

  • niles

    Not sure what that “dancing” was all about, but your headline should be saved for

  • Cam

    So lets see. Again, Queerty has now posted several articles of the phony Mormon P.R. claiming that the church is softening on gays, which is not true, and manages to find some small group of Jews to present as anti-gay even though Jews provide gay marriages and ordain gay rabbis.

    I get that somebody at Queerty seems to be in that weird group that seems to hate Isreal and wants to cover up the fact that Palestine is anti-gay by trying to lie and claim that jews are anti-gay but this is ridiculous.

    You are actually attacking one of only two major religions in the U.S. that institutionally accepts gay marriage and supporting the religion that has funded more anti-gay legislation in the country.

    By supporting anti-gay groups Dan Avery is taking the side of anti-gay bigots over the side of gays.

  • jwrappaport

    @Cam: You obviously have no idea who the Black Hebrew Israelites are. They’re a black supremacist, anti-semitic separatist group. They also hate us gays. Come to DC (or Philly) – you’ll get an earful sometime.

  • Dugdigger

    @Cam: Lol, c’mon, Cam…Get a hug somewhere bro.

  • TO

    I have encountered them in NYC when they gather for prayer and protests on the street. I have watched them hurl anti gay insults at others multiple times. They have also yelled anti-gay insults at me for no reason and I was in a three piece suit on the way home from a wedding. Yes, really. This above post is totally correct and they are a black supremacist, anti-Semitic separatist group.

  • Ogre Magi

    I would like to find out more about Activist Qween Amor

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