Biden admin funding drag performances in Ecuador on US taxpayers’ dime

Is grooming perhaps going global on the U.S. taxpayers’ dime?

At least in one expenditure, the U.S. State Department, under President Biden and the Democrats, plans to spend about $20,000 to fund, among other things, drag shows as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative.

The recipient of the grant is an Ecuador-based, nonprofit organization called the Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano (CEN).

According to the website, the Biden administration is granting the cultural center a total of $20,600 for a project that began on September 30 and runs through August 31, 2023.

The description is as follows:

“To promote diversity and inclusion, recipient will host 3 workshops, 12 drag theater performances, and produce a 2 minute documentary.”

The information does not indicate whether there is a specific audience age group, however.

“The State Department has awarded hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to the CEN over the years, but the September grant appears to be the first of its kind funding drag performances,” Fox News reported.

CEN, which was founded in May 1951, is “supported by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador, to ‘promote diversity and inclusion’ in the region,” FNC added.

“The North American Ecuadorian Center (CEN) is a non-profit organization that since its foundation has sought to promote friendship between Ecuador and the United States through the dissemination of free cultural activities for the community and the teaching of English,” the organization’s website explains.

Twenty grand is obviously a drop in the bucket for the big-spending Biden administration, but it does seem revelatory to some degree about its identity-politics, DEI (or DIE, as some critics have reshuffled the acronym letters) priorities, including exporting same.

As of Wednesday, the State Department did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News about the CEN award.

The administration has categorized this particular funding under the heading of public diplomacy, however, with these lofty, formal objectives:

“To support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world.”


Leaving aside the Biden apologists, here’s a sample of the responses on Twitter to the scoop from Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin:

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