IDGOP Statement Regarding Media Coverage of Boise Pride Fest


September 8, 2022

Boise, ID —

Warning: this email contains graphic material unsuitable for children.

Idaho’s Legacy Media spent much of yesterday doing what they do best: carrying water for the Radical Left.

Boise State Public Radio, a taxpayer funded radio outlet, tried to tie the Idaho GOP’s statement denouncing the sexualization of children in Boise’s “drag kid show” to white nationalists.

KTVB defended the Boise Pride Festival’s decision to hold their events on 9/11, favorably quoting the Vice-President of the Festival who lamented that a children’s drag show held on Labor Day wouldn’t draw as large of crowds because college kids are away on the long weekend. “I think there is a small group of people who are upset [with it being held on 9/11].”

The Idaho Statesman did its best to compensate for its slow arrival to the melee (print publication takes time, after all): trumpeting the idea that having children engage in sexual performances with adult entertainers is “empowering.” The Statesman also subtly recognized that the decision to hold the festival on 9/11 is largely done to inflate attendance numbers, as attendance is increased by “out of state” college students who have returned to Boise for the school year.

Here are some of the adult entertainers lined up to perform this weekend at Boise Pride Fest. The Idaho Legacy Media, corporate sponsors, and the Idaho Democrat Party call these performers suitable for families and youth:

Here’s the thing: The Democrat Party, and their enablers in the Legacy Media, can try and obscure what a “kids drag” event is all about. But a picture is worth a thousand words. This weekend, Boise’s “Gendertainers” will host Drag Story Time, where adult entertainers dressed in sexually provocative clothing read to children. Here they are:

The message from the Idaho Republican Party is simple: We oppose the sexualization of children. Full stop.

Dorothy Moon, 

Chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party

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