FORT WORTH — An event venue hosted an “all-ages” drag show where the drag queen exposed himself to children and denied a conservative journalist entry to the event.

Sara Gonzales, executive director of Defend Our Kids TX, attempted to attend the event but was refused entry due to her history of exposing these sexual performances. 

Investigative Journalist Tayler Hansen says the host of the show, drag queen Salem Moon, was excited Gonzales was denied entrance. 

Gonzales responded:

The venue, Tulips FTW, promoted the “all-ages” drag show with a Facebook post: “Salem Moon and her court of Drag royalty come home after a holiday pause to comb out their wigs, reapply their makeup, bedazzle new spectacles and don their fabulous intellect in the first Sips & Quips Drag Trivia of 2023!⁠”

Hansen reported that during the show, Moon sat “with his legs open and exposed his crotch to children in the crowd.”

He also says children present were encouraged by their parents to tip the drag queens and wave trans flags. 

Despite being denied entry, Gonzales highlighted comments from drag queens at the event who called for attendees to “apply the pressure” and “defend our rights.”

The event took place the same day a transgender activist shot up a Christian school in Nashville, killing six people, including three 9-year-olds. According to The Federalist, the U.S. Department of Justice won’t investigate the attack as a hate crime.

Texas Family Project called the statements “bone-chilling.”

Chris Hopper, president of Texas Family Project, told Texas Scorecard, “Texas Family Project is in a war for the family. Not only do we send grassroots volunteers into the lion’s den to obtain footage of these vulgar and obscene ‘drag shows for kids’ to expose the subversive evil that has crept into our society, we also fight legislatively and testify on behalf of good bills that will keep Texas kids safe.”

“Activists are waking up by the thousands, and we are seeing the needle move,” said Hopper. “Our question to every elected official and ‘conservative pro-family’ group is this: ‘What did you expect war [on behalf of families] to look like?’ Texas Family Project will cover every ‘family-friendly drag show’ in Texas until this is stopped!”

Legislation is currently being considered in the Texas Senate to designate drag performances as sexually oriented events that children are barred from attending.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.