Sponsor of “Pride” drag event pulls out of sponsorship after finding out that children were involved, targeted
Boise, ID: The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare finally wised up and pulled its sponsorship from the Boise Pride event coming up. The event, which lost other sponsors, includes Drag show events aimed at children.
Other events even include children as young as 11-years-old participating in Drag events.
According to the Post Millenial column, it stated:
“The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare withdrew its sponsorship on Thursday for the City of Boise’s Pride Festival, which offers multiple programming opportunities for children, and that feature children including afternoon drag show, as well as a Drag Story Time, and an event called Drag Kids.”
The Rise of Drag Events
Drag events have been popping up all over the country in recent years. The theme of the shows typically features males flamboyantly dressing up as women who parade themselves in front of onlookers.
The events have drawn both curiosity and disappointment from many onlookers. Many of these ‘drag events’ have also evolved to include activities that either entertain unsuspecting children, or even include children.
Many critics of these events say these gatherings are dangerous for children who have yet to understand their own sexuality. These bizarre events may poison, taint, or create an unrealistic expectation for decency and distort traditional family values.
The Idaho Department of Health sent a letter to the organizers of the event. In the letter it states:
“We have very much appreciated our relationship and partnership over the years with Boise Pride and are grateful for the opportunities to connect with LGBTQ+ individuals to help them lead healthy lives.”
The letter continues:
“However, DHW’s sponsorship of Boise Pride 2022 has led to some confusion about whether DHW endorses specific event activities involving minors during this event. To avoid any confusion regarding DHW’s support of such activities, DHW is withdrawing both of its Orange Level sponsorships and Project Filter will no longer be supporting a booth at the event this weekend.”
It seems the DHW has finally come to its senses and will stop using taxpayer money to fund such events.
In fact, the Idaho taxpayer has already funded more than $100,000 dollars on similar Pride events in 2021.
But the DHW isn’t the only one, according to the column:
“According to the Idaho Freedom Foundation, ‘The City of Boise is just one of several public entities that are donating taxpayer dollars to fund this event. Other government sponsors include the University of Idaho College of Law, the College of Western Idaho, and Central District Health.”
We wonder how many residents knew that’s where there hard earned money was going towards.
Another sponsor of the event, Zions Bank, also pulled its sponsorship, citing concerns over the events that include children.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) September 8, 2022
According to Zions Bank statement of withdrawal, they stated:
“This support for all of our employees and communities remains unchanged. However, when we committed to out sponsorship of this year’s Boise Pride event, we were unaware of the event’s activities involving children/minors.”
Perhaps the organizers of the event tried to slip these activities under their sponsors noses, or they truly believe that what they are doing with children is okay.
Either way, their mentality is clearly skewed and the events involving children directly need to be eliminated, even outlawed.
There were other sponsors that too, followed suit, and rightly so. According to the Post Millenial:
“On Wednesday, Zions Bank pulled it support of the Pride festival after realizing that children would be featured as drag performers at the event. Idaho Power has also pulled its sponsorships. Columbia Bank is also considering dropping its support of the event.”
The main sponsor, a grocery chain store known as Albertson’s is soon to be the only sponsor on the island since everyone else has been coming to their senses.
At least those sponsors who withdrew knew where the moral line needs to be drawn.
Children shouldn’t attend such events at that age. And most definitely should not be participating in drag events either.
Although Americans value the freedoms that they are afforded, we still need to maintain the social fabric of decency for children. They need to at least reach an appropriate age to understand what they are observing- and participating in.
At least some sponsors recognize this, but more still need to.
Drag shows are attracting Antifa, no surprise there.
‘Kid friendly’ drag show in Texas bar brings armed, Antifa-like anti-police security detail for “protection”
Posted August 30, 2022
ROANOKE, TX: A ‘kid friendly’ drag show was held in the small quiet town of Roanoke, Texas that included heavily armed militia members present to provide security for the event.
We don’t know where to begin on this one.
The drag show featured several individuals dressed in outlandish outfits who posed in racy, sexually provocative stances right in front of susceptible children, with parents and self-proclaimed teachers nearby.
According to The Post Millennial, which described the event and stated:
“The event called the Barrel Babes Drag Brunch was advertised as ‘Dancing Music and Laughs.’ Journalist Taylor Hansen said that the ‘kid-friendly’ event featured ‘Vulgarity, Sexualization of Minors, and Partial Nudity.’”
.@scrowder has a preview video out of their on-the-ground coverage of the #Antifa militia & family drag queen event in Roanoke, Texas on Sunday. Armed and masked Antifa members came to stop conservative protesters who opposed the event. pic.twitter.com/q5Ouy9sePv
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) August 29, 2022
The event caught the attention of a non-profit organization known as Protect Texas Kids. According to their website, it states:
“Protect Texas Kids (PTK) is a nonprofit organization here to take a stand in protecting kids from the toxic, indoctrinating agenda of the left by exposing the truth behind the ongoing assault that has been ruthlessly waged against our children’s identities, core development, and traditional values.”
Their website continues:
“A corrosive and confusing message that gender is fluid is being forcibly taught in schools to children at ages that they are most vulnerable and most impressionable.
Leftist curricula, and personal agendas of aligned teachers, indoctrinate them with Critical Race Theory (CRT), anti-American sentiments, and much more. PTK is here to fight back.”
PTK sent a message to its supporters to report to the area in protest of the sickening event. Many supporters of the non-profit organization showed up to protest the ‘kid-friendly’ drag event.
According to a Fox News column:
“After Protect Texas Kids founder Kelly Neidert called on supporters to protest the event to ‘put some pressure on the restaurant,’ a group called Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club (EFJBGC) called on people to show up to counter protest against them.”
The column continued:
EFJBGC claims to ‘[promote] and [assist] marginalized communities in organizing community defense against white supremacists [and] fascism,’ according to its Instagram.”
The flamboyant and disturbing event was heavily protected by members of the EFJBGC carrying heavy duty weapons.
A deeper look into EFJBGC Instagram page shows heavy anti-police sentiment and overall extremists views but fell short of naming themselves Antifa.
Andy Ngo, a conservative journalist, New York Times best-selling author and social media personality, tweeted about the event and considers the EFJBGC the local Antifa chapter of the area.
An #Antifa militia had gunmen in front of & around a family drag show event at the Anderson Distillery and Grill in Roanoke, Texas on Sunday to intimidate right-wing protesters. The protesters accused the event of exposing children to indecency. https://t.co/79jsRg407O
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) August 29, 2022
Shortly after the event started, approximately 30 members of the EFJBGC club were observed in a nearby garage.
Kelly Neidert, the Protect Texas Kids founder, told Fox News Digital:
“They had people throughout the parking garage, on the roof and on some of the other floors with their guns.”
“And then they had people out right by the bar with more guns. And then people kind of throughout the area, just monitoring what was going on. And they were walking people from the bar to their cars.”
The owner of the establishment that hosted the disturbing drag event appeared surprised by the backlash they would receive and the controversy they would cause.
Attempts to reach out to the restaurant management for comment from LET were unsuccessful. They did, however, post a comment on their Facebook page.
“It was never my intention to host an event that would result in controversy, hate and divisiveness. It is my intention to welcome people from ALL walks of life into Anderson Distillery & Grill.”
The post continued:
“The live entertainment that will take place will be similar to a variety show with professional drag artists lip-synching, dancing and performing comedy routines. The show will be hosted by my son, Bailey (a.k.a. Trisha Delish), who will ensure the show remains clean.”
I guess they have a loose definition of ‘clean’.
Police maintained a presence at the event. Although there were several tense moments between protesters, counter protesters and emotional attendees, no considerable acts of violence took place.
The drag event went on as promised and completed its mission to taint the minds of innocent children. According to the Fox News column:
“Videos later emerged on social media showing drag performers at the event taking dollar bills from children, dancing with them and walking down the aisle in the center of the room, which was emblazoned with a neon sign that read: ‘It’s not gonna lick itself!’”
A Call for Change
Rep. Bryan Slaton recently introduced legislation to ban minors from attending drag shows. We can only hope that common sense rules and Texas puts an end to this absurdity.
More moral decay coming from drag events.
“These people belong in jail”: Drag queen walking toddler down runway exposes bare breasts to crowd, child
Posted July 5, 2022
MIAMI, FL- A disturbing video of a topless drag queen who was holding a toddler’s hand, escorting the small child was shared via TikTok and according to reports, those adults standing by watching can be heard laughing.
These people belong in jail.
This is a hill I’m willing to die on. pic.twitter.com/vi3NQiTnrv
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) July 3, 2022
The video was allegedly recorded at R House Wynwood, a Miami restaurant that regularly hosts drag queen shows. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to “crackdown” on issues surrounding “gender identity.”
He has even threatened to deploy child protective services on parents who choose to take their children to drag queen shows. DeSantis said in a statement back in June:
“We have child protective statutes on the books. We have laws against child endangerment. It used to be kids would be off-limits. Used to be everybody agreed with that. Now it just seems like there’s concerted effort to be exposing kids more and more to things that are not age appropriate.”
DeSantis is not the only politician who has vowed to keep children safe from these non-age appropriate situations.
GOP Rep. Majorie Taylor Green has introduced legislation that would criminalize drag queen performances for children. Prior to her Twitter announcement, she had quote tweeted a video from Libs of TikTok that said:
“A bakery in NJ hosted a ‘family-friendly’ drag show for all ages. Children hand money to the drag queen who also gets cash stuffed into his bra including from someone who appears to be a minor.”
A video was shared along with the post with Greene’s tweet adding:
“This needs to be illegal. What’s the difference in children stuffing cash in a drag queen bra and a strippers bra? Nothing. It’s wrong and it’s indoctrination.”
In stark comparison, Democrats are doubling down in an attempt to normalize children being in attendance at explicit drag queen shows.
On June 4th, a Dallas nightclub hosted an event called “Drag the Kids to Pride.” Images from the event allegedly show young children sitting before a drag queen with a sign in the background that reads, “it’s not gonna lick itself!”
A description of the event, which was available on Eventbrite, depicts planned events of the show as a “family friendly spin off of our famed Champagne Drag Brunch.” The description said:
“Do you want to hit the stage with the queens? We have FIVE limited spots for young performers to take the stage solo, or with a queen of their choosing!”
This is satanic. https://t.co/ijQi0vn2uB
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) June 4, 2022
On June 10th, a California middle school commemorated Pride Month by hosting a drag show where the College Prep Academy, a charter middle school, hosted drag queen “Nicole Jizzington” or “Nicole Jizz” to perform at the school’s “Pride Town Hall.”
The principal, Tatiana Lim-Brietbart, informed parents that the school knew of the drag performer’s “inappropriate” name and opted to introduce the performer as “Nicky J” instead. Lim-Breitbart said:
“We acknowledge the stage name of one of the professional drag performers may have been inappropriate for our scholars and for this very reason this performer was intentionally and explicitly introduced as ‘Nicky J.’
And on June 26th, a drag queen wearing a thong twerked for children at a “family friendly” pride event in Soldotna Creek, Alaska. Watch below:
Our small town in Alaska had a pride festival last week. This is a drag performer at the event twerking with his bare ass in front of little kids.
— Dalton E. 🇺🇸 (@ItsDaltonE) June 24, 2022
In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams endorsed a drag queen story hour for kids. Adams tweeted:
“Drag storytellers and the libraries and schools that support them, are advancing a love of diversity, personal expression, and literacy that is core to what our city embraces.”
“At a time when our LGBTQ+ communities are under increased attack across this country, we must use our education system to educate. The goal is not only for our children to be academically smart, but also emotionally intelligent.”