A Chicago City Council zoning committee passed a proposal that would ease the rules for drag shows held in the city.
The ordinance, if passed, would declassify drag shows as "adult entertainment," making it easier for businesses to host performances featuring such acts. Getting rid of the classification would ease the burden on businesses that want to host male and female impersonation shows because of the stringent rules that come with the "adult entertainment" distinction as outlined for strip clubs. The shows were removed from the "adult entertainment" category for the zoning code, but the distinction still stands for licenses in business affairs.
The full city council is expected to vote on the measure next month.