The problem isn’t just the public health school’s adult entertainers show or that they marketed it for “all ages”—it’s also where they wanted to funnel the money.

Recently, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center planned to host a free “Spring Queening” drag event at the school’s Lubbock campus last week. The university’s Office of Global Health coordinated with the Gender and Sexualities Alliance student organization to put on the show for “Allies Week 2022” to “celebrate and support” deviant and hazardous LGBT sexual behaviors.

“Highlighting the perseverance and growth of the local queer community through the art of drag, the event stars Lubbock drag queens and is open to drag fans of all ages!” the event flier reads. “This performance focuses on inclusion and accessibility and functions to encourage and educate allies within the TTUHSC and Lubbock communities. This event is free and open to the public. Cash tips are encouraged!”

TTUHSC Genders and Sexualities Alliance President Cole Birmingham said the show is “the first event of its kind on the TTUHSC campus.” It is unclear whether the university has considered hosting any other “adult entertainers” events.

“Please bring $1 bills. All proceeds will be donated to Equality Texas,” the promotional post adds.

Equality Texas is an LGBT sexual-political advocacy organization that has fought at the state Capitol to keep child mutilation experiments—including cutting off adolescents’ healthy body parts or administering sterilizing cross-sex hormones and puberty blocker drugs—legal in Texas, as was seen in the nationally known child abuse case of 9-year-old James Younger.

Furthermore, the health sciences university should no doubt be aware of the dangerous health consequences of homosexual activity. According to the CDC, of the 1.2 million Americans in 2018 who had HIV (an incurable virus that develops into AIDS), more than 740,000 were men who had relations with men.

The university’s drag show announcement drew public backlash, and for the moment, school officials decided to halt the event.

“The Office of Global Health and Gender & Sexualities Alliance’s Spring Queening charity drag show scheduled for tonight (April 14) has been postponed to allow for additional coordination and planning,” said TTUHSC. “More information will be shared once available.”

Texas Scorecard sent the public university a request for comment on the situation, but as of Tuesday afternoon, they have not responded.

While TTUHSC is an independent public institution, they are still affiliated with the Texas Tech University System, which has already hosted numerous drag queen shows at its taxpayer-funded campuses, residence halls, and student union buildings.

The most recent proposed event comes as officials at another taxpayer-funded university, Texas A&M, actually discontinued their funding and official branding for the “Draggieland” show in College Station.

Meanwhile, Texas K-12 public school officials are promoting LGBT sexual conduct to children as young as 4 in classrooms across the state.

Jacob Asmussen

Jacob Asmussen is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and in 2017 earned a double major in public relations and piano performance.