Our Response to The Portland Mercury: Not All Gays Support 10-Year-Old Boys in Drag Performing for Adults

Back in 2015, a group of drag queens decided to sell their lifestyle directly to young children and came up with “Drag Queen Story Hour.”

The movement started in San Francisco and has swept the nation.

In October of 2017, a Satanic looking drag queen with horns reading to children at Michelle Obama’s public library in Long Beach, California sparked a backlash from Conservatives.

The shocking photo of a man dressed as a female demon with giant horns on his head reading to little children at a public library was posted to Twitter and Facebook by the Long Beach Library but taken down after a huge outpouring of critical replies, including from GOP Congressional candidate Omar Navarro. It also got the approval of the Church of Satan, reported TGP’s Kristinn Taylor.

In March a Houston public library was forced to issue an apology after it was discovered one of their drag queen story time readers was previously charged with child sexual assault.

Convicted child sex assaulter Albert Alfonso Garza was performing in drag at the story hour for the children.

On Monday The Gateway Pundit posted an update and video from the child centric drag queen show in Portland, featuring 10 year old drag kid Sparkle Lynn More.

Street videographer Brandon Farley attended the event and posted video of the entire thing on his Youtube channel.

This website posted several photos from the performance on Monday morning.

On Tuesday The Portland Mercury posted an article blaming The Gateway Pundit for the alleged death threats following our report on the drag show.

Via The Portland Mercury:

On June 7, alt-right blog Gateway Pundit released a transphobic diatribe against a family-friendly Portland Pride event featuring Sparkle that took place later that day at Friendly House. The disturbing blog post sexualized children who dress in the opposite gender’s clothes and scolded parents who let their kids do such a thing. It also shared photos from Sparkle’s Instagram account, which is controlled by Porter.

Porter was immediately hit with death threats and homophobic tirades. Not long after, Porter got a notice that Sparkle’s Instagram account has been flagged as inappropriate and was going to be deleted. Instagram is under the impression the account is run by Sparkle, not her mother, meaning it broke the app’s 13-and-older account policy…

…Hours after the Gateway Pundit article was published on June 7, a man attended Sparkle’s performance and quietly filmed the entire show, later posting it online with homophobic captions dubbing adult drag queens as “pedophiles” and audience members as “sex offenders.” Pictures he took of Sparkle quickly spread across the internet’s anti-LGBTQ+ circles.

Porter remembers seeing the man at the show, but assumed he was affiliated with Friendly House.

“He was standing right next to me and my family the whole time,” says Porter. “I only realized after the fact that it was on purpose.”

Porter reported the man to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) on Monday. But the officer she met with said that without an obvious threat or blatant anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech, law enforcement couldn’t do much to hold Sparkle’s attackers accountable…

Leaders in Portland’s queer community have quickly proliferated a photo of the man who filmed Sparkle, making sure he’s not welcome at any Portland Pride events or in any LGBTQ+ venues. Many have reached out to Porter to offer security services and protection for her family during this particularly frightening time. And Portland’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a LGBTQ+ charity group that (quite literally) act as the “nuns of the gay community”, have invited Sparkle to join them in Portland’s Pride parade—promising security and support.

“That’s the beautiful piece of this,” Porter says. “The queer community shows up for each other here in Portland. That means they’re showing up for my child, too. As a mom, that’s everything.”

It’s not everyday The Gateway Pundit is accused of being homophobic or transphobic.

The founder of this website is openly gay and married. We have at least one other gay conservative contributor at the current time and have employed gays for several years. And it isn’t because we look for gay writers, it’s because we look for competent writers — some just happen to be gay.

However, just because we are open-minded does not mean we support 10-year-old boys performing in drag in front of adults. The left likes to push the misnomer that just because you are gay you support any tacky, disturbing, dangerous or questionable display of sexuality.
We don’t.

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