Public security camera footage obtained through a public records request shows that burlesque performers drew the children in a Soldotna park closer to the stage, encouraging them to sit right under the performing drag queens. The performance was part of a Pride Month festival in Soldotna, and the actors were from Anchorage.
During the performance on June 17, at least one drag queen was dressed in a nude-colored pair of leggings, with a thong over it, and a skirt that barely covered his bottom, giving him the appearance of near nudity. Dressed as a woman, he bent over suggestively and shook his bare-looking bottom at the audience.
Some members of the community have objected to the inappropriate nature of the burlesque show being held on a public stage paid for by taxpayers. The city manager has stated that all rules were followed, but Rep. Ron Gillham, in a Must Read Alaska Show interview, has called for the city manager to be fired for allowing children to be exploited on public property. Watch the podcast at this link.
Watch the segment of the drag queen show on our Facebook link.
On July 9, another such family-friendly event was held on the grounds of the Alaska Fairgrounds, cosponsored by the same group, Queen’s Guard, which produced the Soldotna event.
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