Michigan Democrat Wants ‘A Drag Queen in Every School’

Response to Conservative Criticism Raises Eyebrows
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While Republicans are passing bills to limit the instruction of sexually explicit material to elementary schoolers—bills with 83% support among American voters—many school districts are hiring drag queens to read to students or put on performances. 

The New York Post recently reported on such displays in New York City public schools. According to municipal documents, Drag Story Hour NYC has collected $207,000 in state funding since 2018, or $51,750 yearly. To put this into perspective, the average teacher salary in America is just above this at $58,950. 

Sadly, such events are not confined to New York. Hempfield High School’s Gay Sexuality Alliance group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, welcomed professional drag queen entertainers for an after-school event that did not require parental permission. At this school-approved event, performers dressed seductively and danced in kind. Yet, after parental outrage and an apology from the school district, it appears little has been done in regard to any meaningful subsequent action.  

Drag queen events for children have become the norm from the taxpayer-funded Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. to the conservative stronghold of Texas; it appears such events will only grow in popularity. 

On Wednesday, the Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, praised the presence of drag queens in public schools: “Drag queens make everything better. Drag queens are fun.” She then went on to advocate for “a drag queen for every school” as “drag queens are entertainment.”

While some attempted to frame the quote as a joke from Michigan’s first openly gay attorney general, the result of this “jest” is obvious: Dana Nessel said the quiet part out loud.

“A drag queen for every school” may seem like a stretch, yet drag queens are quickly becoming marketed to younger audiences as “age-appropriate” and “family-friendly” across the country, even in conservative states. Put simply, the idea that such an event could never happen in one’s town is rapidly becoming inaccurate.

Perhaps the idea of “a drag queen for every school” may not be so far-fetched as it first seemed.

Daniel Elmore
Daniel Elmore is the Data & Analytics Coordinator at the Chalkboard Review.

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