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Texas lawmaker says he wants to ban minors from watching drag shows following Dallas event

DALLAS – A Dallas event over the weekend referred to as “Drag Your Kids to Pride” has prompted debate about whether or not youngsters must be allowed to attend drag shows.

The event was promoted as a “family-friendly” model of a weekly drag brunch held at a Dallas-area homosexual bar. June is well known nationally as Pride Month.

Videos from contained in the event that present a handful of children with their dad and mom went viral on social media this week.

Participants and supporters defended the event saying it’s a method to share pleasure and have fun who you might be, whereas protesters claimed it was “grooming” and endangering youngsters.

Outside the bar, protesters surrounded some event attendees and referred to as for an finish to the event, in accordance to videos posted on Twitter that included specific language.


At least one Texas legislator responded to the movies by saying he is planning to file a invoice that bans minors from attending drag shows.

State Rep. Bryan Slaton, a Republican from northeast Texas, introduced on Twitter Monday morning that he would file a invoice within the subsequent Texas Legislature, which is scheduled to start in January 2023.

“I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either,” Slaton mentioned. “The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children.”


Slaton joined the Texas Legislature in 2021 and has not passed a bill.

KSAT reached out to Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan however didn’t obtain a response by publication.

In his assertion, Slaton famous that he has two younger youngsters and mentioned “protecting our own children isn’t enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization that is happening across Texas.”

Texas Democrats responded to Slaton on Twitter saying “seems like there are a few more pressing things we should be doing to actually look out for the well-being of Texas children.”

Drag performer Alyssa Edwards echoed that sentiment, saying drag is a subjective artwork kind and {that a} baby’s dad and mom are their most essential trainer.


“You, sir, have tweeted more about #drag than the loss at #Uvalde. Is this truly about children or politics? #Priorities,” Edwards tweeted.

Charlotte Clymer, a transgender activist from Texas, additionally dragged Slaton’s statements.

Following the preliminary press launch, Slaton took to Twitter to double down on his feedback and referred to as the present “disgusting and dangerous”.

KSAT has reached out to native pleasure organizations for remark.

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