Peter Meijer

Lower leaves congressional race as national focus on West Michigan grows

BY: - November 20, 2019

The primary for Michigan’s contentious 3rd Congressional District may be more than nine months away, but the dynamics of the closely watched race continue to shift.  State Rep. Jim Lower (R-Greenville), an early entrant into the GOP primary in May, just after incumbent U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) announced his support for the impeachment […]

DisArt drag show finds new Grand Rapids venue

BY: - September 3, 2019

Updated, 11:40 a.m., with announcement of filing a civil rights complaint DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based Disability Arts organization, announced it will hold the Disability Drag Show on Saturday at the Wealthy Theatre in the city. Drag Syndrome, an acclaimed United Kingdom-based group of people with Down Syndrome who perform in drag, was banned from performing […]

Grand Rapids theater group pulls show from Peter Meijer venue

BY: - August 28, 2019

Last week, Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer banned an international troupe of drag performers who also have Down Syndrome from performing at his Grand Rapids venue, the Tanglefoot. Now a Grand Rapids-based group, Curiosity Theatre, on Wednesday announced it would pull its upcoming performance there. The Tanglefoot will host an installation for Project 1, an […]

Republican Peter Meijer under fire for barring drag performers with Down Syndrome

BY: - August 23, 2019

Updated 1:41 p.m. Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer has banned an international troupe of drag performers who also have Down Syndrome from performing at his Grand Rapids venue. Meijer, who’s seeking the GOP nomination for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District in a crowded 2020 field, owns the Tanglefoot, an art space in Grand Rapids. The Tanglefoot […]