Taylor Hansen was on the scene for the Texas Family Project to document the event, the protests, and the lawmakers endorsement. Antifa stood guard outside to protect the show from protestors who object to the sexual content being shown to children. The show began with clips of news reports critical of drag story hours and drag shows for families.
"Kid friendly drag shows are neither benign nor safe and yet they have been spreading across the lone-star state like wild fire," The Texas Family Project told The Post Millennial. "Texas needs a barometer of truth amidst the landscape of broken psychology and twisted logic. Texas Family Project is that resounding clarion call."
Jesse Moreno, Councilmember for District 2, stood up amid the action to praise the show, the performers, and the project of drag shows for families. "What a show! What a great gathering today!" He said.
He introduced the other lawmakers in attendance, and then launched in.
"I'm here today," he began, "just to show you all that we are here today in support, as an ally to the LGBTQ community, and to tell everyone that there is no place for hate in the city of Dallas. The number who are here today are greatly outnumbering those protestors that are there. I will not tolerate bullyness for anyone in the city of Dallas.
"And I want to thank my fellow colleagues for being here and joining in the efforts to making sure that we continue to educate folks and we continue to make progress," he said. "Not only for the city of Dallas, 'cause we all know that here in Dallas we are open, and we are proud, and we do, are very accepting. But we need to teach those folks in our rural counties and other parts of the cities that they too can be Dallas. And so I'm truly here because I believe in basic human rights, I believe we should all be treated with respect and dignity."
State Rep. Jones stood up to make his endorsement of drag shows for families, saying "What I'm proud to say is that Dallas raised me, particularly the LGBTQ community raised me, and what they raised me to do was to be able to fight. And right now we talk about what's happening in Dallas, we also have to shine a light in what's going on in Austin right now."
He spoke about what he called "anti-LGBTQ" amendments that had been floated at the state House. These included one that would "ban lawmakers from putting their gender pronouns in their email signatures." Among the other laws proposed was one that would ban medical sex change surgeries and medications for minors in the state, and one upholding parental rights to not be kept in the dark by schools seeking to keep secret student gender transitions.
"So what this should be is not a surprise, because we knew this was coming, what this should be is a call to action for our communities to make sure we focus," Jones said. "We focus these next 140 days in the Texas legislative session to keep our eyes tuned in to these laws to make sure that we're not only supporting the lawmakers that are on our side, but we are going to the other lawmakers to make sure that we have our voices heard, to make them know that our dignity is not up for debate."
He passed the mic to Paul Ridley, who serves Dallas' District 14, and concurred with what Jones had said. "You're making a statement by your presence here today," he said, "that hate is going to be banished from the city of Dallas. This is an event that is so important," he said of the breakfast featuring drag queens performing for kids and families, "and I'm so proud it's being held in District 14, because you're standing up for your rights and what you want to do with your lives. And let's all have fun today!" He said to a round of applause.
Hansen recorded clips of the drag queens singing about sex acts, cursing, dancing, accepting tips in their blouses, and performing for children. Hansen shared video of a mother who was proud to have brought her children out to see the show, as well as a drag queen who discussed in detail how after performing oral sex their make-up was messed up.
Protestors and counter protestors stood outside, with armed Antifa guards bedecked with rainbow flags and full face coverings protecting the all-ages drag show.
"When the fringe liberal left orchestrates an event where children are in attendance and the performing drag clowns use language involving blow jobs and licking of private parts," the Texas Family Project said, "we take a stand against it. When grown perverted men twerk and flirt for children in the crowd, we take a stand against it. At these subversive and sexually inappropriate events where kids are subjected to filth and vulgarity, TFP is working night and day both legislatively and on the front lines to combat this evil."
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