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Young girl straddled by drag queen during school's LGBT+ event – leadership to 'revise campus policies'

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A public school in North Carolina is facing backlash after a video surfaced online of a young girl being straddled by a drag queen at a recent campus LGBT+ event.

Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem held an all-ages LGBTQ Pride Festival at a restaurant on campus on March 22. Students as young as 14 attend the school.

Advertisements for the event displayed around campus featured photographs of several drag queens and promoted a "drag performance" and "free food, drinks, music & activities."

A video from the event was obtained by Libs of TikTok and shared online. The short clip appeared to capture a drag queen performing a lap dance on a young girl while onlookers cheered.

Paula Dibley, the school's chief officer of student success and strategic innovation, confirmed that the girl in the video is a student.

Dibley told Fox News Digital that "parents of children under 18 were not notified of this event in advance" but noted that "all events on campus are entirely voluntary."

The festival was hosted by the school's Pride Club and Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere, a program run by the Forsyth County Health Department. POSSE provided free HIV and STI testing stations at the event but has since backpedaled on its support of the drag show.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Forsyth Public Health Director Joshua Swift said, "Our staff is committed to meeting the people we serve where they are. We believe we assign an appropriate amount of attention on the LGBTQIA community around education and prevention of sexually transmitted infections."

"Our staff was aware that there would be drag performances but was not involved with planning the event and had no information regarding the age of the attendees," Swift added. "We spent $58 on supplies from the department's operational budget which is funded locally and in part by the state of North Carolina. We do not condone the actions that allegedly took place during the event."

An anonymous individual told Fox News Digital that all students, including those in high school, were sent an email with information about the event. According to the individual, the email failed to mention the drag queen show but noted there would be free pizza. The person also stated that some children were seen "tipping" the drag performers with cash.

The situation prompted the school to review its event policies, Dibley reported.

"We have been in close contact with our early college school leadership and are talking with both leaders and parents about how we can revise campus policies and procedures regarding early and middle college students' attendance at campus events," Dibley said.

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