Desmond is amazing / Drag queen club for kids

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Holy sht. That floor pattern too...ooff

You know, the sad thing about this is that people will say something like “oh, he’s just expressing himself a kid should feel free to be themselves without being judged” but this does not appear to be about self expression, it appears he is selling you a product and the product is HIM. It’s an effort born from an ego a young child should NOT have developed.

To me, this is a shallow and materialistic desire for popularity, but I don’t believe it’s HIS desire. He says he’s been “doing this” since he was two. The devil is in the details.
 





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It`s getting worse. I cringed, when I read this article:

Transgender lessons for two-year-olds: Drag queens drafted into nursery schools to teach children about sexual diversity

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5073601/Transgender-lessons-2-year-olds.html

"The aim of Drag Queen Story Times is, according to its website 'we aim to capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood while giving children a glamorous, positive unabashedly queer role model'"

WHAT?
 





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I’m a moderately liberal openly gay male but this just doesn’t sit right with me. It’s giving me “party monster” vibes. Remember the movie about the club kid who butchered his drug dealer based on a true story. Also the checkerboard floor is highly symbolic. As a child from like ages 4-10 I would prance around my house to Madonna, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul etc and pretend I was one of them. Children should be allowed to express themselves but they shouldn’t be exploited or used to push some diabolical agenda...
 





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What the fuck is this???
Since when do kids of this age even know about drag queens?
It's one thing to disguise as a kid but another thing to become a drag queen. Sick shit.
Reminds me of kids being pushed by their parents to become models or sport stars or what not.
He seems totally brain washed.
 





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At 10 Years old you have no clue who you really are just yet. Yes you may like certain types of movies, music, activities etc but I don’t believe your identity has been truly formed yet. Most boys don’t even start puberty until around 13. It’s fine if he is just doing this for fun but to have it blasted all over the web and social media has been clearly orchestrated by some deviant power in the industry. Let him do this for fun at home and leave children out of this sick and twisted agenda for Christ sake!
 





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It’s fine if he is just doing this for fun but to have it blasted all over the web and social media has been clearly orchestrated by some deviant power in the industry. Let him do this for fun at home and leave children out of this sick and twisted agenda for Christ sake!
Yes I agree, when something becomes commercialized and advertised, that's where a lot of problems can arise. This boy shouldn't be broadcasted all over social media... he's young he should not have fans. The symbolism shows that this isn't a normal kid having fun, they've taken that and turned it into an agenda.
 





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Reminds me of kids being pushed by their parents to become models or sport stars or what not.
Yes that's actually a good comparison because he said he started when he was two years old and I feel like that's way too young... but maybe he naturally did dress up on his own at two years old, I don't know. Regardless, his parents should not have put him in the spotlight.
 





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https://newrightnetwork.com/2019/08/pinknews-pushing-p***philia.html/

PATHETIC: PINKNEWS PUSHING p***philia PROACTIVELY
Posted On August 21, 2019In Opinionby John Lee


PINKNEWS PUBLISHES “GOING 6 YEARS STRONG”
First we had the L’s, who drove Subarus and knitted sweaters and were alright to be around. Then the G’s also felt neglected and wanted to join. They maybe had a bit more testosterone but they were alright as well in the movement. The B’s came and everyone was fair game but they also felt the marginalization. The T’s started going nuts and then what followed suit was the MAPS. If you thought that was confusing, buckle up because now it’s being pushed upon us.

If this becomes “sexual orientation” status, the only people to suffer will be the children.​
Let’s be fair, it’s 2019. If you’re gay, you’re gay! Whatever! We just don’t care to hear about it. It’s not a calling card you pass around. It’s your sexual orientation, so you do you Boo. Play your tennis, work your job, pay your taxes, go to your bars and whatever. But at the end of the day, you’re a person living in America and that’s that.

Meet Kayleb. He is a 22-year-old homosexual. He is very feminine and is in a loving relationship with Mark, currently 55 years old. However, what is alarming about Kayleb’s current relationship, which was promoted by LGBT+ op-ed site Pink.news, is that, in a now-deleted video tweet, 22-year-old Kayleb had a little oopsy and decided to divulge the fact that himself and Mark are “going 6 years strong…” Do the math.

THE MATH IS SIMPLE
Now, for all you number crunchers out there, let’s do the math. Kayleb, at the release of that now-deleted video, states he’s 22. Subtract 6 from 22 and you get 16. Mark, at time of video release, is 55. Again, 55 minus 6 is 49. When Mark met Kayleb, he was 49 years old when he “romanced” the 16-year-old.

Now, here in America, 16 years old is not of legal age to pursue a sexual relationship, gay or straight, with an adult. Older straight men who go after 16-year-old girls are put on a sex offender watch list. Why should this gay p***phile be treated any different than a straight p***phile? Yet, Pink.news promoting the story like it’s nothing.

Granted, Kayleb is now 22 years old and is beyond legal age to indulge in sexual activity with someone 33 years older than him. Keep telling us that what they have now is beautiful; that still does not negate the fact that when this relationship started, Mark was 49 and romping around with a 16-year-old child. Kayleb probably barely had his driver’s license, let alone a job.

CONCERNS ARE HIGH AMONG ALL GROUPS


Many who have seen this now-deleted video are pushing back against the LGBT site for promoting p***philia. It’s bad enough that the age gap is questionable, but the larger more glaring concern is when the relationship actually started. It is literally p***philia, and it is quite alarming how a pro-gay site is pushing this as if it’s some sort of sexual orientation.

Another concern voiced by many is, where were Kayleb’s parents in all of this? They didn’t ask? They weren’t wondering where Kayleb was at 16? Who his friends were? Where he was going? All the pertinent questions a parent should ask their barely pubescent child are not there.

What about Mark? The fact that a 49-year-old was playing around with a 16-year-old never raised any questions at work, the bar, the social hangs he frequents? Has he done this before? If so, is there a sex offender watch list Mark should be listed on? The clip itself offers no context into their lives other than the “beautiful love story” they present to the world.

THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING
The crazy part in all of this is the greater silence from the LGBTQ+ lobby at large. These folks remained silent during the whole Desmond Is Amazing debacle. If you recall, a 12-year-old little boy who is a self-proclaimed “drag kid” shimmied up and down a stage at a gay bar. He performed for a roaring crowd of gay men throwing money at him like some kind of stripper.

Rational people, including some in that bar, have vented about being uncomfortable with the display. Now we have Pink.news deciding it was in their best interest to push a video about the “love story” between a gay couple that is 33 years in age differences, with a pedophilic starting point. Crickets from both the Left and the LGBTQ+ lobby.

The sad part is, now that people are seeing glimpses of this more and more, the push to normalize p***philia is becoming more apparent. Moreover, no one is saying anything about it. If this becomes a “sexual orientation” status, the only people to suffer will be the children.
 





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https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/2...ds-im-giving-trans-drugs-already-prostitutes/

Gender Clinic Doctor: Plenty Of Kids I’m Giving Trans Drugs Have Already Been Prostitutes
Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy is the picture of what happens when a physician values political advocacy to the detriment of medical ethics and professionalism.



By Jane Robbins
AUGUST 26, 2019

Deeper investigation into the pioneering transgender-“affirming” pediatrician Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy uncovers troubling information. Olson-Kennedy is the picture of what happens when a physician values political advocacy to the detriment of medical ethics and professionalism.

Numerous physicians (see here and here) have cautioned against administering extraordinary medical treatments to patients who suffer from “gender dysphoria.” These doctors recognize that an individual who is confused about his or her sex has a psychological problem that will not be resolved, and may be exacerbated, by so-called “gender-affirming treatment” (GAT)—drugs, hormones, and surgery to mimic the appearance of the opposite sex.

Olson-Kennedy disagrees. As medical director for The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she channels young patients onto the lifelong GAT express without requiring that they first undergo psychotherapy to explore the source of the gender confusion. “I don’t send someone to therapy when I’m going to start them on insulin,” she says.

Could it be that Olson-Kennedy’s patients (except for rejecting their biological sex and therefore their very essence) seem perfectly normal with no obvious signs of mental disorder? In fact, a presentation she made at a “Gender Infinity” conference in 2015 shows exactly the opposite, and raises troubling questions about how a physician can ethically herd these young patients into radical and potentially life-destroying medical treatment.

I Lost 40 Percent of My Patients, But They’re Fine
At that conference Olson-Kennedy described the mental-health struggles of her cohort of patients. “Thirty percent of my sample had moderate to severe depression symptoms. Thought about suicide, 49 percent. . . . Attempted suicide, over 30 percent. . . . A lot of drug use . . . A lot of kids were sexually active, and a not insignificant number of my kids have actually done . . . sex work [prostitution].” Many patients, she reported, have been homeless or in foster care.

Olson-Kennedy also admitted that 40 percent of her patients, to whom presumably she administered GAT, were “lost” to follow-up since her previous study. Are these kids still even alive? We’ll never know, but the good doctor apparently is content to assume the best.

All these troubled patients are the ones Olson-Kennedy says don’t necessarily need psychotherapy before she starts pumping them full of drugs and hormones and recommends they mutilate their bodies. Some of these children were prostitutes, for crying out loud.

If any data suggests serious underlying mental-health issues, this would be it. But to Olson-Kennedy, these pathologies point not to kids screaming for help but rather to the urgency of medically destabilizing them further so that they’ll have a bizarre new set of problems.

The Patient Is Always Right, But Not Always Her Parents
Olson-Kennedy explained her worldview in a 2015 interview. Recalling her first exposure to the idea of using potentially dangerous drugs to block normal puberty in young patients, she said, “I was really moved by the idea that, as a pediatrician, I could do this miraculous thing for people and help them live authentically.”

She described the satisfaction of using her medical skills to change human bodies in experimental ways to advance a political agenda: “I’ve always been involved in social-justice movements, and this idea that my training as a physician could play a role in a human-rights movement was very compelling to me.” When medical practice becomes a social-justice mission rather than a restoration of good health, shortcuts become more acceptable.

A key tenet of this treatment model (described by one critical psychiatrist as the “minority rights” model) is that the patient is always right. If the child or adolescent believes himself or herself to be the opposite sex, the physician must accept that and act accordingly.

In a presentation to parents in 2017, Olson-Kennedy suggested that the gap between what the dysphoric patient wants (immediate GAT) and what his or her parents want (delay, with psychotherapy) should always be bridged in favor of the child’s desires:

[When] the parent desperately wants you, the provider, to close that gap by pushing their kid backwards . . . you as a professional know you have to close that gap by pushing them forward and keeping them. You want to keep them because you want them to give consent and be supportive.​
Olson-Kennedy carries out her mission in tandem with her transgender spouse, licensed clinical social worker Aydin Olson-Kennedy (a woman living as a man). Aydin’s function seems to be primarily to act as a liaison between her gender-confused clients and the medical clinics (including Olson-Kennedy’s) that will take it from there.

Aydin’s office assures kids in a hurry that mental-health evaluation is low on the totem pole if they want to engage in permanent experimentation on their bodies. Her practice’s website states that all therapists there are able to write letters of recommendation for surgery, but “[t]he medical clinics we refer people to for hormones use an informed consent model and do not require letters of support from mental-health providers.”

So if a child needs a letter from a therapist to undergo surgery—and some doctors are performing surgeries such as double mastectomies on healthy patients as young as 13—Aydin and her colleagues are there to serve. But for hormones, which also will have permanent and sometimes highly damaging effects, no letter is required by the medical clinics to which these dysphoric youngsters are referred. Johanna’s clinic is presumably at the top of the referral list.

Don’t Think or Question, Just Do What We Say
The “informed consent model” referenced as the reason no psychological evaluation is needed comes from an organization called Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health(ICATH) and essentially restates the “minority rights” model:

Transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people are not required to attend therapy to receive desired gender confirming health care. No one should have to go to therapy to prove their true gender, or to get permission to change their bodies.
Transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people are able to decide what is best for themselves and their bodies, and when.
Therapy is an option, not a requirement, for accessing gender confirming health care.
The possibility that the gender dysphoria has a psychological basis that should be explored before medical treatment is administered is simply dismissed.​
How do professionals like the Olson-Kennedys rationalize what they’re doing? In light of their own data about the mental-health issues plaguing this population, and of studies showing the longer-term dangers of GAT, how do they justify their practices?

Never underestimate humanity’s ability to rationalize bad behavior. Transgender radicals have come up with a simple and non-falsifiable explanation for all mental-health struggles of the dysphoric population: lack of support, especially from family, and discrimination by society at large. If not for that, they claim, the dysphoric kids would be happy and mentally healthy. Yet studies showing that patients who undergo GAT are still tragically suicidal, even in the most transgender-affirming countries on the planet (for example, Sweden), are simply dismissed.

So neither depression nor self-harm nor suicide attempts nor drug use nor homelessness nor even prostitution should make an Olson-Kennedy say, Slow down, you have a lot to work on before this GAT conversation goes any further. That approach would throw a wrench into the gears of the GAT machine that not only advances the aims of social-justice radicals but makes certain physicians, psychotherapists, and drug companies a boatload of money.

Maybe medical-malpractice lawyers will soon begin to target some of that money. In the meantime, it’s a scandal that Olson-Kennedy and her comrades are allowed to continue experimenting on kids whose mental-health crises are obvious to anyone not blinded by ideology.

Jane Robbins is an attorney and a retired senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington DC. She is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School.
 





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I’m a moderately liberal openly gay male but this just doesn’t sit right with me. It’s giving me “party monster” vibes. Remember the movie about the club kid who butchered his drug dealer based on a true story. Also the checkerboard floor is highly symbolic. As a child from like ages 4-10 I would prance around my house to Madonna, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul etc and pretend I was one of them. Children should be allowed to express themselves but they shouldn’t be exploited or used to push some diabolical agenda...
Just curious but is there any kind of split or dissention in the gay community over "trans" children, or the drag queen library visits?
 





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Just curious but is there any kind of split or dissention in the gay community over "trans" children, or the drag queen library visits?
I think I’ve read that not all support it but I don’t know the stats on that.
 





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https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/n...-meet-rising-drag-stars-america-theyre-tweens

New York Times: 'Meet the Rising Drag Stars of America. They’re Tweens'

By Clay Waters | September 9, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

Demonstrating the New York Times’eagerness to ingratiate with the LGBTQ left, Alice Hines eagerly explored the world of pre-teenaged “drag stars” in “Sashaying Their Way Through Youth -- Among the rising stars of drag are some who are not even old enough to drive” for the New York Times on Sunday. The main focus was the now-12-year-old “drag star” Desmond Napoles, aka “Desmond is Amazing.” The online subhead was promotional: “Meet the rising drag stars of America. They’re tweens.”

Desmond pegs his start in the world of drag to 2015, when videos of him vogueing at the New York Pride parade went viral; at one point, a high kick sent a flip-flop soaring over the crowd. Next came gigs channeling Gwen Stefani and David Bowie, along with runway shows for Gypsy Sport and the Blonds.​
Hines didn't spot any sexual content in the “drag kid” moment.

As recently as the 1970s, when dressing as another gender could lead to arrest on charges of vagrancy or “perversion” in many jurisdictions, drag was an adults-only affair, relegated to underground spaces and rich in sexual innuendo.
But as gay culture has gained mainstream acceptance, the number and variety of locations where drag is welcome have grown. G-rated story hours are now offered at public libraries. Kids -- and parents intent on raising them outside of traditional gender norms -- are keen to perform.
Criticism of kids performing in drag (while being avidly pushed and managed on social media by “drag mothers”), which could have been included for balance, was cast aside as something to be filtered out.

The job consists largely of filtering comments. An active subset of the internet sees kids in drag not as “the future of America,” as RuPaul has said of Desmond, but “socially accepted child abuse,” in the words of Elizabeth Johnston, a vlogger who “daily tackles the left on abortion, feminism, & gender insanity,” according to her social media bios.
Her network also helped call for the cancellation of several drag queen story hours at local libraries. Among their criticisms are that exposure to drag sexualizes children and leads to confusion around gender roles.
Nina West, a queen who appeared on “Drag Race” and who has often performed for kids, said that while drag is a form of gender protest, it is not inherently sexual....​
That’s an easier argument to make if you skip the facts about a “Desmond Is Amazing” performance in a Brooklyn gay bar.

“I truly think 10 percent of his followers are there to watch every move he makes because they hate him,” Ms. Napoles said. In January a talk radio host reported Desmond’s family to Child Protective Services after he performed at 3 Dollar Bill, a queer bar.​
That’s the only mention of the event in Brooklyn, described by The Daily Wireas “an 11-year-old boy dressed in drag danced on stage in a sexual manner at a gay bar in Brooklyn, NY, called 3 Dollar Bill. The child, Desmond Napoles, was dressed as a Gwen Stefani-lookalike -- full drag make up, a blonde wig, and crop top included -- as he bounced around onstage to No Doubt's 'Just a Girl' and collected dollar bills from male adults viewing the number.”

Hines ignored the obvious sexualization of the then-11-year-old boy mimicking the tropes of a stripper routine to adult approval.

The paper was not always so copacetic about the sexualization of children. The paper was far more moralistic in its past coverage of the murder of the six-year-old “beauty queen” JonBenet Ramsey, and condemnation of the children's pageant circuit in which she spent her short life. Here’s an excerpt from one of several disapproving news articles from the late 1990s: "Since JonBenet died, and endless photographs of her carefully made-up face and coquettish pageant dance routines became mawkish fodder for tabloids, the children's beauty pageant circuit has watched the number of contests plummet. After her death, JonBenet became for many Americans a poignant symbol of parental manipulation and child exploitation.”

Yet no concern was raised in 2019 about “child exploitation” regarding an 11-year-old acting out stripper tropes at a gay bar to the amusement of adults.

National Review has more about some of Desmond’s dubious “friends” in adult drag culture.
 





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...Jonbenet Ramsey was referenced in the above article.... who, in their right minds can look at this image of her, and watch YouTubes of her contest dance routines and not be a little bit disquieted about the whole scene....
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....."The paper was not always so copacetic about the sexualization of children. The paper was far more moralistic in its past coverage of the murder of the six-year-old “beauty queen” JonBenet Ramsey, and condemnation of the children's pageant circuit in which she spent her short life. Here’s an excerpt from one of several disapproving news articles from the late 1990s: "Since JonBenet died, and endless photographs of her carefully made-up face and coquettish pageant dance routines became mawkish fodder for tabloids, the children's beauty pageant circuit has watched the number of contests plummet. After her death, JonBenet became for many Americans a poignant symbol of parental manipulation and child exploitation.”
 





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This is the problem with the world. People can easily point out when the "other side" does something horrible -- like child beauty pageants. But, when it is their "own side" that does it -- they bend over backwards to excuse it as just kids having fun or teaching them to accept LGBQT people. In a sane world, adults would call out bad behavior no matter who is doing it or their justifications for it. But, we don't live in a sane world. We live in a world where we would rather lie and excuse child exploitation than tell the truth just because we don't want to give the "enemy" a victory by agreeing that someone on our side screwed up.

The left and the right have basically become cults where you aren't allowed to ever criticize what is going on in your own group. You must hyper-focus and rage at the other side while turning a blind eye to anything bad your side does. No exceptions. I would expect this at the junior high level. Watching adults behaving like this is horrifying.
 





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“I don’t send someone to therapy when I’m going to start them on insulin,” she says.
Yeah, I call BS on this one. No, you don't send them psychotherapy because they have an actual biological problem for which one can be tested and there are established, scientifically proven treatment methods. But, someone who is diabetic is given nutritional and lifestyle counseling since behavior modification is critical. Insulin isn't a magic bullet that perfectly controls diabetes. And sometimes, lifestyle and diet modifications alone are able to improve diabetes to the point where insulin isn't even needed anymore. That is a terrible analogy.

Body dysmorphia is an actual mental illness. You see it manifested in anorexia, too. Nobody prescribes weight loss pills to anorexics because they say they are fat. Nobody performs surgery to remove a body part when someone has body integrity disorder and feels like they are a blind person trapped in a body with perfect vision. And she conveniently disregards the fact that in most cases of gender confusion in kids -- it is estimated that the percentage of kids who outgrow their confusion might be as high as 90%. So that means that potentially 90% of kids being given gender confirming treatment might be artificially and permanently assigned to a trans-identity when that isn't really what they need. All because sex is being conflated with gender and the 60+ gender identities floating around on the internet are so convoluted that kids can't make sense of it and have no idea how to determine if one is really a boy or a girl.

Instead of "gender affirming treatment", they need to be told that it is okay to be the sex you were born as. They can experiment with gender expression (like boys can wear make up and dresses and girls can get buzz cuts and stop shaving off body hair). What you shouldn't teach them is that there is something fundamentally so wrong with their body that they need surgeries and drugs to feel "normal".

Shame on this "doctor". Two quotes come to mind: "First, do no harm" and "Physician, heal thyself".
 





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This is the problem with the world. People can easily point out when the "other side" does something horrible -- like child beauty pageants. But, when it is their "own side" that does it -- they bend over backwards to excuse it as just kids having fun or teaching them to accept LGBQT people. In a sane world, adults would call out bad behavior no matter who is doing it or their justifications for it. But, we don't live in a sane world. We live in a world where we would rather lie and excuse child exploitation than tell the truth just because we don't want to give the "enemy" a victory by agreeing that someone on our side screwed up.

The left and the right have basically become cults where you aren't allowed to ever criticize what is going on in your own group. You must hyper-focus and rage at the other side while turning a blind eye to anything bad your side does. No exceptions. I would expect this at the junior high level. Watching adults behaving like this is horrifying.
...Yow! ...that one landed right in my back yard! I'm going (growing?) thru that very awareness about myself, and how short-sighted and limited my views/opinions have been for my entire life....
...Lotta reasons for it, I suppose... when and where I was raised, I simply was never exposed to any majorly different views/lifestyles than my own parents and grandparents...and everybody around me... anything "other" was only seen or known about on evening news.... if that...
...well, I'm halfway thru a book written by a complete "insider" who exposes all the faults, flaws and devious, wicked, self-serving behavior of several well known "luminaries" who supposedly are representative of "my side".... and I am so disgusted and repelled that I was ever stupid enough to fall for the glossy veneer and hidden deceptions which I never knew....
....stuff like this from Scars 512 and VC in general, is why I keep coming back here.... high time for me to more seriously examine long-held assumptions, on my part, about what's happening in the world around me and turn from the automatic assumption that as long as more people who "represent" my side are in charge, then all is well and there is nothing to worry about.... My government cares about my health, safety and well-being.... well... there's plenty to worry about from "my own side"... I just never had any reason to suspect such, prior to finding VC....
...getting better... one day at a time... even though it's one of the most challenging things I've ever undertaken.... not easy to admit to myself that I've been operating completely ass-backwards for my entire life... starting to look, with a critical eye, at my friends and colleagues from "my side" and feeling a sense of unease and disquiet when I realize that I used to be exactly like them... swallowing and parroting the "wisdom handed-down" from my "respected betters and leaders" and disparaging the "other"....
 





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https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie...children-draws-dozens-of-participants-despite

Drag show for children draws dozens of participants despite protests
BY ARIS FOLLEY - 09/30/19 08:34 AM EDT 286

A drag show held for children in Denver on Sunday reportedly attracted dozens of participants despite opposition from “Colorado Proud Boys” members and other protesters.

According to The Denver Post, more 100 people attended the “Drag For All Ages” show at the Mile High Comics store as roughly 60 protesters from different groups gathered outside.

Some unidentified protesters who said they were aligned with “Antifa” told the newspaper that they decided to demonstrate “because the Proud Boys and Nazis are here.”

Others, including an unidentified protester identifying as a Catholic who demonstrated next to a group of Colorado Proud Boys members, told the paper that he was protesting because the event “isn’t good for children.”

“I am sort of on this side, but am definitely not a fascist,” the man said.

“There are men. There are women. To encourage children to dress and pretend to be something they are not doesn’t help children become more fully human,” he added.

Unidentified protesters who said they were members of the Colorado Proud Boys told the paper that while the group is not anti-LGBTQ, they were demonstrating against the drag show because “children do not need to be sexualized.”

However, Chuck Rozanski, who owns Mile High Comics, told the paper that “before they judge, maybe they should see a show.”

“How can you scream against something, and declare it immoral, if you never even saw a show?” Rozanski, also known as “Bettie Pages,” continued.

“I’m a big believer in free speech. This is America and that’s what makes America great — as long as you are not advocating harm against another,” he also said, while adding that his goal is “to put on a show for kids in a safe space.”

“The trans and gender-questioning kids are the most bullied kids in any school,” he said.