A public school in North Carolina is now catching a whole lot of crap — and rightfully so — after a video has surfaced on the internet featuring a drag queen straddling a young girl at a recent LGBTQ+ event. I mean, this is so, so gross and inappropriate. If this were my kid, I would absolutely lose my mind on this school. Talk about showing up at a school board meeting and giving folks a verbal ripping, whew. I’d probably end up on some FBI watchlist after I got done screaming.
“Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem held an all-ages LGBTQ Pride Festival at a restaurant on campus on March 22. Students as young as 14 attend the school,” TheBlaze reported. “Advertisements for the event displayed around campus featured photographs of several drag queens and promoted a ‘drag performance’ and ‘free food, drinks, music & activities.'”
This is from a drag event in @ForsythTechCC where they also invited younger kids.
A parent told me the kid getting the lap dance is a 10th grader.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) March 30, 2023
“Paula Dibley, the school’s chief officer of student success and strategic innovation, confirmed that the girl in the video is a student,” the report said. Dibley went on to tell Fox News Digital that “parents of children under 18 were not notified of this event in advance” but noted that “all events on campus are entirely voluntary.”
The festival was put on by the school’s Pride Club, along with the Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere, a program that is headed up by the Forsyth County Health Department. POSSE has provided free HIV and STI testing stations at the event, but has now started backing away on supporting the drag show.
Joshua Swift, in a statement given to Fox News Digital, said, “Our staff is committed to meeting the people we serve where they are. We believe we assign an appropriate amount of attention on the LGBTQIA community around education and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.”
“Our staff was aware that there would be drag performances but was not involved with planning the event and had no information regarding the age of the attendees,” Swift continued. “We spent $58 on supplies from the department’s operational budget which is funded locally and in part by the state of North Carolina. We do not condone the actions that allegedly took place during the event.”
“An anonymous individual told Fox News Digital that all students, including those in high school, were sent an email with information about the event. According to the individual, the email failed to mention the drag queen show but noted there would be free pizza. The person also stated that some children were seen ‘tipping’ the drag performers with cash,” TheBlaze reported.
This whole mess then prompted the school to take a gander over its event policies. Which is a pretty darn good idea at this point. Unfortunately, that’s not going to change anything, really. What needs to happen is legislation like the parental rights in education bill in Florida that was passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“We have been in close contact with our early college school leadership and are talking with both leaders and parents about how we can revise campus policies and procedures regarding early and middle college students’ attendance at campus events,” Dibley remarked.