June 13, 2024

A bar owned by Rep. Lauren Boebert’s apparent new beau has staged at least one drag show, according to a review of social media posts.

In January, the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, which is co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, staged “a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show,” an invitation for the event reveals.

In January 2020, Aspen Gay Ski Week hosted “an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and laughs” at Hooch, according to a Facebook post at the time.

Gallagher, a Democrat, was caught on video getting frisky with Boebert, apparently grabbing her breast while she appeared to rub his crotch as the pair took in a performance of “Beetlejuice” and the Buell Theater in Colorado.

The two have reportedly been dating under the radar for months.

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s boyfriend owns a gay-friendly bar in Aspen.
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Boebert — who also has a long history of arrests — has staked herself as one of the most anti-LGBT members of Congress and a tough critics of children being exposed to drag entertainment.

“Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars,” she exclaimed on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, in June 2022.

She has also attacked the use of drag queens for military recruiting.


Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Lauren Boebert is taking heat after getting handsy with a boyfriend in a Denver theater.
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“Do our military leaders understand that China and Russia see this stuff and prepare accordingly? We need a non-woke military. Better yet, an anti-woke military,” she said in May.

“I’m a Christian. So they may try to drive me to my knees, but that’s where I’m the strongest,” she offered in another declaration of piety from July 2020.

Many online commentators mocked the disparity between Boebert’s public and private lives.


Bar owner Quinn Gallagher
Bar owner Quinn Gallagher has quietly been dating Rep. Boebert for months.
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“And definitely don’t take [kids] to see Beetlejuice (especially when you are in the audience),” Democratic National Committee boss Jaime Harrison said.

Star Trek actor George Takei added, “Rep. Lauren Boebert, who urged parents to take their kids to CHURCH not DRAG SHOWS, was caught in a public performance of Beetlejuice, a children’s show, groping and getting groped by her date. I’ve had it with their hypocritical moralizing. They have no standing to judge or constrain ANYONE else’s private lifel.”