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Police Allegedly Break Up ‘Kid Friendly’ Drag Show

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Protesters, police, and supporters outside of the Mr. Misster Bar and Lounge. | Image by Kelly Neidert Twitter

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The Mr. Misster Bar and Lounge on Cedar Springs Road hosted “Drag the Kids to Pride” on June 4, promising guests “the ultimate family-friendly spin-off of [its] famed Champagne Drag Brunch,” but while the event went on inside, protesters gathered outside.

Across the street from the Mr. Misster Lounge, a group of demonstrators with poster board signs gathered to protest the event. The group was led by Kelly Neidert, a member of Protect Texas Kids.

Protect Texas Kids is an organization that believes, “The leftist machine has come for your children. It is time to understand what is going on, and counter them by empowering parents, and the community at-large, to challenge these ideologies everywhere they are found,” according to the group’s “About” page.

Neidert told The Dallas Express on June 3 that she found the idea of the event offensive and had organized a protest for the show because she felt it should not be tolerated.

“I want to make it clear that events like this are unacceptable,” she said. “Pride month events seem to get progressively worse per year, and we should never normalize inherently sexual events directed at children.”

When asked at the protest if it was not a parent’s right to decide what their children are exposed to, she responded, “That (exposure to a drag show) is a form of child abuse.”

Meanwhile, inside the venue, independent journalist Tayler Hansen tweeted photos before the event of neon signs hanging on the walls that read “I LICKED IT SO IT’S MINE” and “IT’S NOT GONNA LICK ITSELF.”

“A ‘child friendly’ drag show is being hosted today in Dallas, TX at a gay bar,” he quipped.

“Children are invited on stage and walk with the Drag Queens,” Hansen tweeted during the show.

Sometime during the event, he tweeted a video of people clashing outside as a man is seen being stopped from walking down the street by mostly masked males before plain-clothed officers intervened.

Niedert tweeted from outside the bar to praise the results of the Protect Texas Kids protest.

“Protested a gay bar hosting a child drag show and successfully had the cops show up and get the kids out. Happy pride month!” she wrote.

Her tweet shows police officers standing between protesters and those attending the event.

Protect Texas Kids wrote on Twitter, “SUCCESS: we protested with about 80 people & the police showed and up and removed the children from the building. This was a drag show for children at a gay bar.”

The Dallas Express could not substantiate the claim that police removed children from the venue, as law enforcement has yet to respond to questions regarding the day’s events.

Many parents and children going to the drag show were dressed in rainbow pride colors, faces painted, and hair dyed.

Joi Jones attended the event with her teen.

“We’re an LGBTQ family of a 16-year-old that believes in inclusions, and teaching understanding of others is important,” Jones told The Dallas Express.

Christy Stuart, a 17-year-old lesbian, said she and her mother, Sarah, attended the event to show support for all people — “straight, gay, questioning, and pansexual.”

Sarah Stuart said as a parent she supports her daughter’s decisions.

“I grew up in a religious family that did not support my gay brother. I am not having that wedge between myself and my daughter,” she said to The Dallas Express.

Requests to speak with the organizer Saturday afternoon were not grantedThe organizer of the event previously said in a statement to The Dallas Express on June 3 that they were aware of the planned protest and had “alerted the authorities of homophobic threats, transphobic remarks, and vile accusations.”

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JIm
JIm
4 months ago

We’ll do e Dallas PD. There is nothing family friendly about parading the mentally lll of our communities around the our streets.

Michael
Michael
Reply to  JIm
4 months ago

Yes, well done Dallas PD for keeping the crazies across the street stabilized with their hateful crazy believes. Jim, you are as ignorant as the come calling those of the LGBTQ+ community mentally ill. P

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Michael
4 months ago

edit

Last edited 4 months ago by Mark
Mark
Mark
Reply to  Michael
4 months ago

And you’re a pedo that preys on kids. That’s part of your agenda. Most police agree with the protesters. The protest is only the beginning of the backlash. Eventually, what comes around goes around. Look up what happens to you people in prison. Hope this helps.

Michael
Michael
Reply to  Mark
3 months ago

Complete idiot! What is a pedo? If you are going to reply, make some sense with your response. I won’t engage anymore with someone that lacks the intelligence to have a decent and appropriate conversation. I truly do worry about people like yourself.

bambi
bambi
Reply to  Michael
4 months ago

Celebrate depravity!

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford
Reply to  Michael
27 days ago

Hello (((Michael))). Some nice men in uniforms will come to see you soon, no use trying to destroy the evidence, all your data is in the cloud.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  JIm
4 months ago

Exactly, sir. And according to FBI stats, its over 1000% more likely for LGBT to molest kids than heterosexuals. I used to say, each to their own, as long as it’s consenting adults…but many in the LGBT community keep pushing the boundaries.

Patrick
Patrick
4 months ago

Conservatives love telling everyone else how to live their lives. How to be a family. How and whom to love.

Personal freedom, individual responsibility and family values are all lies.

Davidson
Davidson
Reply to  Patrick
4 months ago

You seem to have had a rough time being you. I am sorry for the pain you have had and are having. I disagree with your last statement, but believe it illustrates your life experience and you certainly have the right to your own beliefs and feelings.

Kendall
Kendall
4 months ago

The headline is “Police Allegedly Break Up ‘Kid Friendly’ Drag Show” and the article says “ The Dallas Express could not substantiate the claim that police removed children from the venue…”

So, you wrote an entire article about a girl’s tweet that is completely unfounded and has no supporting facts. How is this journalism?

dave
dave
4 months ago

What an idiotic idea for kids to watch a drag show in a bar where alcohol, drugs and drunks gather. Some in the gay community have become so overly radicalized with brainless ideas.

LudlowMicklejohn
LudlowMicklejohn
4 months ago

Are those neon signs really appropriate in the age of monkeypox?

Maybe Clay Jenkins should file another mask mandate lawsuit.

Davidson
Davidson
Reply to  LudlowMicklejohn
4 months ago

LOL!

Davidson
Davidson
4 months ago

I don’t believe a bar is the proper venue to hold any type of gathering for children or adolescents. However, if parents attend with their child they certainly have the right to do so! It is my belief that members of the LGBTQ community should go to parents of children.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Davidson
4 months ago

Pedophiles who groom children, often befriend the parents of the victims. It’s part of the grooming process. Hope this helps.

gary
gary
Reply to  Mark
3 months ago

Seriously Mark, have you done ANY research on the subject of Pedophiles? 90% of them are straight, which means you need to start protesting straight bars and straight events and stop worrying about the 10% that you claim are the problem. Grooming you say? You seem to be an authority on that subject, as you talk about it so much. Could it be you are speaking from a voice of experience of grooming others???

Davidson
Davidson
4 months ago

I have family members who are lesbian and have had a beautiful daughter. The mothers are successful in their professions and their daughter has friends with heterosexual parents and gay parents. That little girl will be able to determine her own sexuality, and I expect family and the rest of the community to accept a decision she makes for herself.

John
John
4 months ago

So there you go, an LGBTQ family initiating their child into the family practices.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

THESE PARENTS SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND HAVE THE CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM….DISGUSTING!!!!

Bernadette
Bernadette
3 months ago

Here’s the organization’s Twitter https://twitter.com/protect_tx_kids

Ray
Ray
3 months ago

You guys may want to check out the about section of your page:

We founded DX in 2021 to fill a void in our Metroplex communities for fact-based, non-opinion news. We believe that news should be reported dispassionately to place emphasis on facts over all else. News reports can be direct and even hard-edged, but they should never be “spun” or carry editorial opinions to suit the political persuasions of our reporters or editors.”

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