A thousand drag queens will greet Trump on official state visit to London
An illustration of Trump as a drag queen from Instagram/Screenshot

President Donald Trump will make an official state visit to the United Kingdom in July at the invitation of the queen.


But that won't be the only queen who greets him. A Facebook event for a drag queen protest of Trump already has close to 1,000 confirmed guests and 7,000 people interested.

"Calling all drag kings, queens, queers and our allies to march against President Donald Trumps UK visit. Due to the appalling way the Trump administration has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the US, the idea of a Trump visit to the UK is unacceptable," the event says. "Let's get visible, stand with our sister's, brothers and others in America, and show that we are a country that celebrates diversity."

According to LGBTQ Nation, Manchester drag performer Cheddar Gorgeous was the initial organizer, promoting the idea in a newspaper column.

"By pushing the way that we look to the extremes, we are showing that we are not ashamed to be different—we are proud of our differentness," Gorgeous wrote. "Most important of all, we are showing that the UK is a place that is not ashamed to celebrate the diversity of its people. If we can be accepted as the extreme glittery spectacles that we are, then it just might make it easier for everyone else to be themselves, too."