What better way to start off the new year than with a drag show? That’s apparently the question Oregon’s Lake Ridge High School asked when it decided to organize a ‘family friendly” drag fest! The show was set for Sunday, January 7th. But as of the Wednesday, the 3rd, due to “threats,” the school has decided to postpone the event…for now.
The school’s Gay Straight Alliance club announced the event on December 19.
“We are very excited to be putting on the first Oswego Drag Fest featuring Poison Waters! This is a family friendly event that is open to everyone in our community. Spread the word, we can’t wait to see you there,” the group wrote in the Instagram caption.
The event was set to be free but suggested a $15 donation. In part, the proceeds would go to the Trevor Project, which prides itself on mutilating kids. What a great organization to donate to…NOT!
The event was going to feature a drag queen named “Poison Waters,” who is a gay man that enjoys dressing in women’s clothing and dancing in fishnets in front of kids.
Supposedly, the school received backlash from parents and groups who found it inappropriate to host such an outwardly provocative event and advertise it to people of “all ages.” As a result, the school decided to postpone the event.
“With a heavy heart and deep concern for the safety of our students, teachers, and staff, we must regretfully announce the postponement of the DragFest event scheduled for January 7,” the Instagram post noted. The group added that the decision “has been driven by the alarming threats made by known violent and hate-driven organizations.”
Unironically, as noted by the Daily Mail, the group couldn’t identify what groups sent any threatening messages nor the “violent” nature of said groups.
Libs of TikTok shared the news that the event was canceled on X, and many users were thrilled. Perhaps those were the “violent” groups? We’ll never know, I guess.
“Lakeridge High School should be shut down and every parent needs to pull their child out of that school until the person who scheduled this drag event is fired,” one user wrote.
“In other words, they got worried parents might not be ok with them bringing in adult entertainment for minors,” another added.
Other users thought that the “threats” the school was talking about were actually just people recognizing what drag shows at schools are.
“Pointing out ped*philic and grooming behaviors are considered hateful and violent to the Left,” one wrote.
Another said, “When they say ‘hateful’ they mean ‘truthful.’ They just hate the truth.”
Ultimately, if there were legitimate threats against the school, that’s no bueno and absolutely unnecessary. But, the event shouldn’t have ever been scheduled in the first place and merely voicing that opinion isn’t a threat.
All I can say is that I hope the postponement lasts indefinitely.