By Jonathon Van Maren
So it begins: Pride Month has been launched across North America. As I noted in this space last week, prominent publications have began posting defences of introducing children to “kink” and exposing them to adults exposing their genitalia in public. That is precisely what is happening.
Despite the good news about a drag show for children being shut down in Indiana, a similar event was held in Dallas at the bar “Mr. Misster Dallas.” The Saturday show—despite being a bar and featuring drag queens wearing very little—was promoted as a family affair and dubbed the event “Drag the kids to pride.” The three-hour event, in Dallas’s Oak Lawn neighborhood, attracted both protestors and supporters.
Images of the show circulated on social media. One photo showed a drag queen on hands and knees as toddlers and small children watched with huge eyes. Drag performers walked down the centre of the bar, took dollar bills from children, and asked children to walk and pose with them. Many of the children appeared confused; one was clearly uncomfortable when a drag queen in a revealing outfit asked him to walk up the aisle as the adults who had taken the children to the bar cheered.
Behind the drag performers was an enormous neon sign reading: “It’s not going to lick itself.” Another sign read: “I licked it so it’s mine.” Again: This was event specifically for children, called “Drag the kids to Pride.” Viewer discretion is strongly advised, but if you’d like to see what the LGBT movement is promoting for kids, an activist has posted videos of the event here.
According a local news outlet, protestors showed up outside the bar to protest. One, who brought a sign reading “Stop grooming the kids,” told the paper: “I live in this community. I have for several years. I don’t believe I should be seeing signs advertising for children to be dancing on stage with men in thongs and in inappropriate clothing and makeup. I do not in any way condone the behavior that those people are engaging in, but what drags me out here is it’s kids now.” She declined to give her name for safety reasons.