A Google-sponsored Pride event in Texas marketed itself as a “free family-friendly celebration.”
To celebrate Pride Month, the Rainbow on the Creek event was held on Saturday at the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park in Austin.
“Rainbow on the Creek is a free family-friendly celebration that connects, educates, and celebrates Austin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) community,” the description of the even reads. “The celebration will include 25+ activations by LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and partners, a Queer BIPOC and Latinx artisan & craft market, gender-affirming care & sexual health resources, and many more activities for the whole family.”
The Waterloo Greenway – which hosted the event – encouraged bringing “the whole family” to the Pride event.
“Families and children can spend the day exploring a variety of hands-on art and cultural learning activities including drag queen storytime, ‘Taste the Colors of the Rainbow’ with Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops, a dance workshop with Dance Waterloo, Pride Family Portraits, and a Pride Parade in the Park,” reads an Instagram from the official Waterloo Greenway Instagram account.
The “Drag Queen Storytime” for children was presented in partnership with Austin Public Library.
The Rainbow on the Creek event featured several drag queen, queer, and trans performers. Many were dressed in provocative outfits and delivered risque performances in front of children. The LGBTQ performers did suggestive dance moves, twerking, splits, and one drag queen squeezed his breasts while performing in from of children.
There were performances by acts such as Texas Ticklers, the Hydrated Queer Kitties, and Heyonce, according to independent journalist Tayler Hansen – who was at the event.
Hansen reported that there were at least 50 children in attendance for the performance by the Hydrated Queer Kitties.
Notable sponsors of the Rainbow on the Creek event are Google, PNC Bank, grocery chain H-E-B, Tito’s Vodka, the Ascension Seton Medical Center, beverage distributor Capitol Wright, and the Tapestry Foundation – which focuses on educational improvements for children.
Meanwhile, at the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., there was also a drag queen storytime and a “family-friendly” area on Saturday.
“There will be an exclusive Family-Friendly Pride Parade Viewing Area at the corner of 17th and P ST NW, available for families with small children,” the website for the Pride parade states.
At the “Family Fun Area,” an LGBTQ activist read the book “My Mommy is a He!” to children. The book “explores transgender identity through a family’s experience with one of the parents transitioning.”
Drag queen Venus Vahalla sang about gay pride to a group of young children and read a gay version of “Cinderella” to the kids, according to Townhall reporter Mia Cathell.
Venus Vahalla also performs at “Thirst Trap Thursdays” at a D.C. gay bar, Cathell reported.
Last weekend in Dallas, a gay bar hosted a “Drag the Kids to Pride” event “Drag the Kids to Pride” event where drag queen dancers provocatively danced in front of children as young as toddlers for money.
Reporting from The Blaze.