Duke Energy continued the corporate wake-up trend this week by sponsoring a “Youth Pride Carnival” for children in honor of Pride Month.
Even though Duke Energy is an electric and natural gas holding company, for some inexplicable reason the Fortune 150 company partnered with Indiana’s Indy Pride Inc. for the carnival.
Thank you to our sponsor for this year’s Youth Pride Carnival!
Want to attend the Youth Pride Carnival on June 8 in @iyg_indy? Get more info here ➡️ https://t.co/l75ZvTBBWz #IndyPride2022 #indianayouthgroup #thingstodoinindy #indyparents #LGBTQ #queerindy pic.twitter.com/9hWfR5OkfB
— Indy Pride, Inc. (@indypride) June 3, 2022
According to the event page, the carnival will “create a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-20” and include a “King and Queen drag show”:
This year, Indiana Youth Group is thrilled to partner with Indy Pride at the 2022 Pride Celebration to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-20.
On Wednesday, June 8 from 1 to 6 p.m., a carnival will be held at the Indiana Youth Group. Youth in our community will celebrate Pride month with their peers in a safe space while enjoying carnival food, snow cones, face paint, dunk tanks and more while playing a variety of carnival games. During the carnival, young people will be pleasantly surprised by a King and Queen drag show!
Exhibits of children exposed to half-naked drag queens have become a staple of Pride Month, with each year featuring more extreme imagery than the last. Scantily clad drag queens were seen dancing in front of toddlers and babies at a Dallas gay bar this weekend.
DRAG THE KIDS TO PRIDE DALLAS EXPOSED! pic.twitter.com/I5FAzxE0da
—Cassady Campbell (@Ccampbellbased) June 4, 2022
Drag Queen dances for children in Dallas, Texas. pic.twitter.com/uqoFWZMFAT
—Isabella Riley (@isabellarileyus) June 4, 2022
A bar in Dallas, Texas advertises a children’s drag show, including the opportunity for some children to perform with the drag queens on stage. He’s the host of the drag queen. pic.twitter.com/L14WloK5ie
— TikTok Libs (@libsoftiktok) May 31, 2022
The event, titled ‘Drag the Kids to Pride’, took place at a bar called Mr. Misster in Dallas, Texas, where families were encouraged to attend with their children while inviting ‘young artists’ to come up on stage and dancing alongside the “Reines.
“Do you want to take the stage with the Queens? We have five limited places for young artists to take the stage either solo or with the queen of their choice! Come hang out with the Queens and enjoy this uniquely tailored pride experience. to guests of all ages!” says the ad.
As the outrageous videos illustrate, the event was anything but “family friendly”, as the drag queens danced and lip-synced while the kids offered them money for their performance like in a strip club. tease.