‘Family friendly’ drag show at East high

Announced just after school board candidate filing deadline!

Despite a prosthesis where his heart used to be, Blaska has empathy for teenagers — there really is no more difficult time of life. It’s when human beings larvae emerge from their cocoon and assume adult form. But drag queen shows in school goes way beyond care and concern — it’s a poke in the eye.

Madison East high school is, nonetheless, putting on a show. Here is East high principal Mikki Smith in the school’s January 3 newsletter to parents:

I’m proud to highlight our GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) organization for all of the hard work they do to promote a supportive and inclusive environment. Our GSA has been working hard to plan East’s first annual, (family friendly) drag show intended to celebrate, affirm, and support EHS students and staff in our LGBTQIA+ as well as our larger school community. The drag show is scheduled for the evening of January 19th. The community is invited!

Drag show scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. in the East high school theater. [ADDENDUM: At least this show is not forced on students during required class time.]

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Can troubled teenagers considering “transitioning” be counseled without a school-sponsored drag show?

What do YOU think?


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14 Responses to ‘Family friendly’ drag show at East high

  1. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    While examples of sheer lunacy preening as the Next Best Thing positively thrive in the 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality, The Gotch still shakes his head in a rare moment of utter disbelief.

    Grooming-n-Recruiting…it’s for…For The Children….right?

    Listen, Whoever Comes To You Supporting This Event, They’re The Traitor. Don’t Forget That.

    The Gotch

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  2. Bob says:

    Finally! If the Milwaukee Brewers can have a drag show so should MMSD.

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  3. Landon says:

    So wish half the cast from Deliverance, the Mountain/Mounting boys could join the ensemble. Who knows the joy it would bring to the production.


  4. pANTIFArts says:

    Someone HAS to tell these woke educators that along with grooming, it is equally important to teach the baby drag queens to READ. To ignore this fact is to risk a future with so many libraries, so many storybooks, so many children, and a paucity of literate “performers”.

    How many of the East High School drag team can even read the newsletter?

    (In the first line, the word “grooming” should have read “affirming” —–but it didn’t, for a reason.)

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  5. Peter Anderson says:

    Say what you want about the Madison school administrators’ fetishization of sex (they deserve it). But it strikes me as a bit odd that the same MEN who paint their bare chests and howl like a hyena with their beer gut hanging down to their knees in the stands at football games can take such offense of some other (lower case) men dressing up and strutting their feminine side stuff on East High School’s stage. It takes one to know one, I guess.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      I agree, drag shows, pole dancing, competitive twerking, and beer gut painting, etc., should not be school sponsored activities.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      So apparently you approve of the fact that drag queens are men who present themselves as the worst stereotypes of women: huge breasts, clownish make-up, beehive hairdos, slutty demeanor, etc. Great lesson for the kiddies.

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      • Peter Anderson says:

        To reply to Gary, personally, the flamboyant thing from either side is not my dish of tea. I’m the shy kind of guy.

        My point was not that I, myself, would either participate in or watch either sort of exhibitionism, but rather that if we can find it in our hearts to approve of those football fans’ over the top hi-jinks, then it would seem that there is little fundamental difference with the drag queens’ zoombah, and thus, I, for one, am unable to discern any basis to treat them differently.

        Turning to this school audience, I don’t understand high school denizens to be “kiddies,” but secondary school students in the throes of sexual awakening, who I doubt are as sexually naive as you imagine. If they can watch the manly football fan antics without discernible harm or community outrage, I daresay that drag queens won’t be inflicting horrific damage to their innocent souls either.


        • Gary L. Kriewald says:

          You conveniently ignore my main point: that drag queens present themselves as harmful stereotypes of women–and these stereotypes are harmful whether the audience is grade school kids, high school kids, or adults. To defend drag shows is the moral equivalent of defending minstrel shows.

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  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Why not organize Culturally Inclusive field trips to the San Fran$#!tshow Halloween Parade, where kiddies’ll be…um…exposed to all manner of significant alternative…er…approaches.

    Heck, MMSD could bring in Sam Brinton as celebrity Mistress of Ceremonies; seems he has extra time, lately.

    Dane County Regional will need to supply extra baggage carousel security…

    The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Make sure those field trips to SF coincide with the annual celebration known as the Folsom Street Fair, featuring public nudity and public sex acts between (and among) men … which is ok because it’s all part of celebrating LGBTQAIWXYZ+ culture. And bring the kids, as do many enlightened SF parents/birthing persons.

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