EL PASO — The City of El Paso officially recognized “International Drag Day” to “honor and recognize the contributions of drag performers.”

This proclamation followed El Paso’s recently implemented city-funded Diversity Equity and Inclusion Board (DEI) to “uplift the LGBT community within El Paso.”

However, despite the city’s recent LGBT diversity surge, some locals are displeased with the city’s woke agenda.

Elizabeth Amy Posada, president of Young Republicans for El Paso County, told Texas Scorecard:

Drag performances are simply entertainment for some groups of people. … It doesn’t address rising costs of living, inflation, prices at the grocery store, home evaluations going up, people struggling to survive in this city, etc. Just shows you how out of touch City Officials are.

Posada added, “I’m curious if the city of El Paso will declare a day for all types of entertainment performances.”

A mere 4.1 percent of the population of El Paso identified as LGBTQ in 2019, which has El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Lupe De La O questioning why El Paso is adamant about implementing excessive measures to pander to a minute percent of the population.

“I would like to ask why the City Council of El Paso is so intent on trying to use our taxpayer resources in promoting lewd adult and private behavior from such a small segment,” said De La O. “If people wish to identify as whatever they want, that is their right, but that does not mean the rest of us who practice religious or Christian values should be asked to celebrate with them.”

In a public comment to the city council, De La O begged city officials, “Please stop indoctrinating the beautiful, already existing culture of El Paso.”

Matthew DeLaCruz

Matthew DeLaCruz is a Cedar Park native and is a sophomore journalism and mass communications major at Abilene Christian University. Matthew is a summer writing fellow at Texas Scorecard and loves bringing relevant stories to citizens. When he is not writing, you can catch Matthew lifting weights, playing basketball and eating ice cream with his friends.