Bryan Slaton, a Texas state legislator who has promised to present legislation restricting youngsters from seeing drag queen shows, is calling on the government to ban such activities.
This week, the Mr. Misster bar in Dallas hosted a drag event that was intended for “people of all ages.” Video recordings show that children were in attendance at the event.
“Mr. Misster’s Drag the Kids to Pride Drag Show gives you the best pride experience possible. This distinctive event is a spin-off of our legendary Champagne Drag Brunch, with our house DJ Charlie Phresh spinning some of your favorite songs while the host Nicole O’Hara Munro mixes up some of the greatest drag artists around!” According to Eventbrite, a description reads.
“The events during this past weekend were sickening, and they demonstrate a disturbing pattern in which depraved people are obsessed with sexualizing children. I never would have taken my children to a drag show, and I’m sure [Texas House] Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my GOP colleagues would not either. It’s not enough to protect our own kids; we have an obligation as lawmakers to tackle the sexualization that is occurring across Texas.”
“I made a promise to my constituents that I would fight to protect Texas children. I was re-elected on the basis of that pledge, and I plan to keep it by drafting legislation to safeguard minors against drag shows and other inappropriate activities. I am excited about working with my colleagues on this essential bill,” Slaton added.
On Twitter, a Democratic state representative Jessica González rejected the idea and called for stricter gun control.
“This isn’t about keeping children safe, it’s about expanding LGBTQ+ censorship and taking more rights away from parents. Let’s really safeguard kids by passing sensible firearms control,” she added.
Last month, 19 youngsters and two instructors were murdered at a school in Uvalde, Texas, when a gunman opened fire.
“It’s tragic that this appears to be a major concern in a state where 19 children were just murdered,” tweeted NBC Los Angeles reporter Alex Rozier in reply to Slaton’s message.