On Wednesday, dozens of Soldotna residents showed up at the city council chambers to voice their discontent with the city for allowing drag queens to perform for children — children who were then encouraged to shove dollars at the performers who twerked and mimicked nudity in what was clearly adult material.
Some who testified blamed Must Read Alaska for the controversy. Others pointed out that even Facebook has deemed the material “adult content,” and Facebook is a known liberal organization.
Parents who left said they got the impression from Councilman Dave Carey’s comments that no one was in the park unless they wanted to see the drag queen show, and therefore there was no real problem and no laws were broken.
One parent disputes that. She said she witnessed parents leaving the playground with their children and covering their children’s eyes with their hands so they would not see what was going on on the stage. They had gone to the park to use the playground equipment and did not realize what was also about to happen.
Isaac Kolesar, a resident who testified, said the majority of people objecting to the permit having been issued to the drag queen group are not against the LGBTQ community. They are against sexualized acts that “should be done behind closed doors.”
Through a public records request, Must Read Alaska has obtained footage of one of the drag queens following a girl into the women’s restroom at the Soldotna park: