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Illinois College Student Government Ends Semester With ‘PG-13’ Drag Show in Support of Transgender Charity  

By

Julia Johnson

July 19, 2023

A midwestern college co-hosted a drag show to ring in Christmas break, according to a tip received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

The event, branded as “a PG-13 winter drag show,” was co-hosted by the PRIDE Alliance and the College of Lake County Student Government Association.

According to a flyer for the event, performances from “Christina Rose, Rain Bow D’Arque, Carrie Yerwood, Ivory, Carmel Bliss, [and] Tequila Rose” were featured.

CLC Student Government Association President Kathryn Dutton told YAF that they advertised the event as PG-13 because no “excessive profanity” nor “nudity” were to be featured.

“The performers were all contacted beforehand to ensure that the music they would be performing with would meet these standards and to ensure that there would be no nudity involved in their acts,” Dutton said.

As to why the student government opted to sponsor this event, she said “we are committed to supporting the other clubs on campus.”

“In my time as president (since August 2021), we have not been invited to co-sponsor any other events, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with another club to host a community event.”

Proceeds from the event were donated to The Be You Tiful Initiative, a local nonprofit that advocates for transgender ideology.

CLC did not respond to YAF’s request for comment.

In the spring of 2021, YAF reported on a campus-wide email wherein CLC offered psychological services to those “triggered” by an upcoming Elisha Krauss lecture on transgenderism, hosted by the CLC Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). They also reiterated that they were not sponsoring the event.

Unfortunately, it comes as no surprise that a school would openly embrace a drag show, but actively distance themselves from a conservative speaker. In the age of drag queen story time, it’s just another day. While leftist events like this are glorified across the country, conservative organizations have a difficult time even getting established on campus let alone having their events sponsored by the school or student government. The double standard is more palpable than ever.

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