KEMPNER — A small Texas town with an approximate population of 1,500 promoted the LGBT agenda with a drag queen-themed festival targeting children.

Despite the presence of children, individuals dressed in their rainbow-themed merchandise, drag queen costumes, and kinky bedroom attire—including dog masks and collars—to celebrate homosexual sex and gender confusion under the guise of “LGBT Pride.”

More than 500 people attended the Kempner Pride festival, with Central Texas Community Pride Center Board President Stephan Gaeth saying, “We are definitely making it probably the gayest city in Texas for at least one day.”

The festival included vendors, drag shows, a march, and a drag queen story hour.

More than 50 vendors showed up at the event, with their rainbow-themed booths and products.

The drag shows’ crossdressing performers wore heavy makeup and rainbow costumes as they danced for audience members, which included children.

Numerous event-goers took part in the march, where some women sported nothing but bras and shorts and some gender-confused men wore mini skirts. 

They also waved their rainbow flags and showed off their personalized signs, including one that read, “Protect my trans homies or I’m going to identify as a f*cking problem.”

One attendee of the event, a mom who brought her family, told KCEN she teaches her children to “accept and celebrate others’ differences.”

“I want them to see that everybody is equal,” the mother said. “I want them to see what it’s like to be an ally.”

“The continual celebration of sexual orientation is perverse,” Brady Gray, a board member of Texas Family Project, told Texas Scorecard. “The addition of ‘young children’ should be criminal. An event meant to celebrate sodomy and unnatural sexual attraction is no place for a child and should have no place in Texas.”

Senate Bill 1601, which would have banned libraries from hosting drag queen story hours, failed to pass the Texas House of Representatives this session.

“It is concerning that no legislation was passed during the session to ban this,” Neidert said.

However, Senate Bill 12, a measure to ban sexually charged drag shows for minors, was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 18, just a day after Kempner hosted the drag-themed festival.

SB 12 will go into effect on September 1, but some LGBT organizations have already said they don’t plan to follow this new law.

Soli Rice

A journalist for Texas Scorecard, Soli is a new Texan with a passion for politics. She's excited to hone her writing skills and help spread truth to Texans.