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.