PFLUGERVILLE, TX — Another Texas establishment is planning to expose children to an “all-ages” drag show later this month.

The Austin-area Hanovers Draught Haus promoted their September 18 drag brunch in a social media post earlier this week, declaring, “This is an ALL AGES EVENT!

Although the sports bar regularly hosts adult-only drag shows and features weekly drag bingo games, the restaurant did not advertise its drag brunch as a 21+ event, instead opening the event up to anyone, including families with children.

Vegas Van Cartier, a “trans” drag queen, will host the brunch, which also features drag queens Amber Nicole Davenport, Brandi Williams, and Mechelle D’Marco.

In hosting the drag brunch, Hanovers Draught Haus partnered with Boss Hog Burgers and Pflugerville Pride, an organization whose vision is for “Pflugerville to become a beacon of queer acceptance shining between a rock and a weird place, where everyone is free to be their pfantastically authentic self without fear or judgment.”

Earlier this year, Pflugerville Pride organized a “Pride Pfestival” and also hosts “additional community & social events for all ages.”

Over the past few months, citizens across the state have sounded the alarm over children attending drag shows, which often feature scantily clad men cross-dressing and dancing provocatively.

Although many establishments advertise their drag shows as “family-friendly” and open to all ages, children have been filmed at several similar events stuffing dollar bills into drag queens’ underwear. Earlier this year, one such drag show at a Dallas gay bar featured children walking on stage with drag queens in front of a sign reading “It’s not gonna lick itself.”

In response to these events, Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royse City) promised to work with Texas Family Project and create legislation banning “family-friendly” drag shows, saying events like these are “no place for children.”

Additionally, some citizens are calling on Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to designate venues hosting drag queen shows as “sexually oriented businesses” using Chapter 102 of the Texas Business Code, which would legally prohibit minors from attending their events.

However, Texas Family Project President Chris Hopper doubts politicians will end drag shows for children and instead calls for Texans to take action against the “subversive” events.

“If God-fearing Texans don’t muster up some intestinal fortitude and take a stand against these perverse and obscene events, they will become a normal and accepted part of our daily lives,” said Hopper.

Parents who say, “This will never happen in my small town,” are turning a blind eye.

“And to add further to this cultural blaze, too many pastors are hiding behind their pulpits like bunkers instead of fighting from them like cockpits. The solution to this subversive evil in our communities is not another well-spoken politician but rather strong and mobilized families backed by strong and well-led churches.”

Katy Marshall

Katy graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.