“Pride” promoters in Illinois have moved far beyond promoting alternative sexual lifestyle choices to adults now with a “Kiddie Korner” announced for an upcoming “Pride” celebration that will feature “affirming books,” “drag queen story time,” “face painting” and a “family friendly drag show.”
The Daily Herald said the Lake County promotion of “LGBTA+ Pride Month” in Waukegan in June will have all the festivities: “music and performances, food trucks, a beer and beverage tent, craft and artisan vendors, a resource fair, games and entertainment for children, multiple drag shows, a dance tent and more.”
It’s sponsored by, among others, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Director Nikki Michele said it’s important that the community provide “this safe and inclusive space for our LGBTQ+ family to celebrate our joy.”
The report said, “The Kid Korner will be open at the fest from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., featuring affirming books, drag queen story time, face painting, an inflatable soccer field, kids’ dress up, and arts and crafts. A family-friendly drag show will take place at 4 p.m.”
There also will be burlesque.
The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services is sponsoring a “PrideFest Kiddie Korner” featuring “drag queen story time,” “drag kids dress up,” and a “drag show” for children.https://t.co/H2sQOC3TE3 pic.twitter.com/ZUJBFaiPoE
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At the Twitchy site, comments included that “anti-critical race theory warrior Christopher Rufo has recently been smeared as homophobic for some of his recent posts and that critical queer theory is his latest grift.”
But the report pointed out leftists are accusing conservatives of casting aspersions by being concerned over “groomer” activities, and Discovery+ was launching plans for a show about teens on a “drag journey.”
Online reactions to the Waukegan events included, “Wow, this is horrible,” and “This is parody right?”
Another demanded, “Why do they insist on sexualizing our children? Sickos.”
Actually, WND already has reported on “Drag” events for children at a Montana Air Force Base, the “drag” “performance art” on PBS, related events in churches, those drag queen story times in libraries and schools, and of course, when a drag queen making an appearance in Houston actually was a convicted child-sex offender.
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