A Seattle museum is hosting a week-long summer camp for teens aged 12-18 where students who enroll will “investigate drag history” and find their own “drag personas.”
“Calling all current and future kings and queens!” reads the descriptor of the program sponsored by the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). “Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp! … You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence.”
The five-day workshop, which teaches kids how to cross-dress and is led by local drag performer Joshua Hancock, will finish with a “private showcase” to allow adolescents to “celebrate your new drag personas.”
The camp is priced at $370 and rises to $400 after May 31, with a $25 discount for museum members.
The seminar comes as childhood exposure to a radical gender agenda takes center stage in the culture wars, most recently with Disney announcing efforts to indoctrinate the minds of its young impressionable consumers with an array of trans and asexual characters.
“Our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my, like, not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” admitted Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer for Disney Television. “I was just, wherever I could, just basically adding queerness. … No one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”
The Seattle Museum of Pop Culture did not respond to The Federalist’s inquiries about whether organizers of the teenage drag camp were concerned that premature exposure to left-wing ideologies on gender and sexuality could be confusing for adolescents. Corporate sponsors for the museum include Boeing and Perkins Coie, the same law firm that facilitated the Russia hoax with its financing of the debunked Steele Dossier. Perkins Coie did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.
“Boeing has a long history of supporting STEM programs globally and on that basis, awarded a grant to the Museum of Pop Culture in 2021 to support its integrated STEM-Arts community programming, focused on the science of sound, world-building, climate change and architecture,” a Boeing spokesman said in response to a Federalist inquiry. “While we haven’t evaluated other arts programming beyond that STEM activity, we are proud to be among the dozens of corporate partners who support the museum.”
Last month, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law barring teacher discussion of sexual orientation and gender in classrooms from kindergarten through the third grade. Left-wing ideologues and their allies in a complicit media branded the legislation to protect children as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, despite the law saying no such thing.
The Walt Disney Company, however, condemned the law as its theme parks, including in Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, erase gender distinctions. As Disney’s corporate executives rail against Florida Republicans, the company has simultaneously expanded operations in openly homophobic countries where being gay is punishable by death.
DeSantis has responded to the criticism with threats to terminate Disney’s legal privileges.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]