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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.
\u201cA child in the front row reacts to a drag queen touching his \u201cbreasts\u201d and dancing right in front of him.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654998235
\u201cA trans drag queen does the splits and bounces in front of multiple children.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654998821
\u201cA group called the Texas Ticklers perform in a completely appropriate way for the children in the audience\u2026\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654996624
\u201cA group named the \u201cHydrated Queer Kitties\u201d just performed one of the most sexual dances of the night\u2014\n\nOver fifty children are in attendance.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654995277
\u201cThe main drag queen of the event came into the crowd and danced for children.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1655002421
\u201cChildren watch as performer \u201cHeyonce\u201d dances provocatively on stage at Austin, TX event sponsored by @Google.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654974715
\u201cA transvestite in a bikini-style outfit sings and dances in front of disinterested children at the Rainbow on the Creek gay pride event in Austin, Texas. The event was sponsored by Google.\u201d— Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1655010969
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.
\u201cA look at the sponsor list of todays Austin Pride event holding multiple child drag related shows. \n\nGoogle, H\u2022E\u2022B, and Tito\u2019s are a few of the companies involved.\u201d— Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Tayler Hansen \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1654969770
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.
\u201cDrag queen Venus Valhalla reads at the Capital Pride Parade's "family-friendly" Drag Queen Story Time. The children's book, "Cinderelliot," is "a gay retelling of the classic fairy tale."\u201d— Mia Cathell (@Mia Cathell) 1654964694
\u201cAn LGBTQ activist reads "My Mommy is a He!" to kids at the Capital Pride Parade's "Family Fun Area." The children's book "explores transgender identity through a family's experience with one of the parents transitioning."\u201d— Mia Cathell (@Mia Cathell) 1654964694
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.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.