US Air Force Cancels Drag Queen Event

US Air Force Cancels Drag Queen Event

U.S. Air Force CAVES – Too Much Dissension For Them

(RightWing.org) – Americans started observing Gay Pride Month in 1970 to commemorate a series of demonstrations led by LGBT activists in New York City in 1969. However, activities celebrating the month have sparked more than their fair share of controversy. Air Force officials recently canceled a drag queen event after a Republican politician pushed back against the idea.

US Air Force officials had scheduled a “Drag Queen Storytime” to promote Gay Pride Month at Ramstein Air Base in southwestern Germany. Organizers of the June 2 event promoted it on a since-deleted Facebook post. Local drag queen Stacey Teed was scheduled to read a children’s book at the military base’s library.

On May 27, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced the Air Force canceled the event after he sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall.

“The last thing parents… should be worried about… is whether their children are being exposed to sexually charged content” while visiting the base library, Rubio wrote. He also asked Sec. Kendall to “take appropriate disciplinary action” against the individuals involved with using taxpayer funds to plan and host the event.

Several conservative media outlets also criticized the event. Many, like the National File and The Post Millennial, also took credit for the cancellation.

Do you think the Air Force should host events like this for young, impressionable children?

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