Lawmakers want answers after SDSU announces 'kid friendly' drag queen show
Event encourages attendees to bring money for tips
A planned drag show at South Dakota’s largest public education institution is ruffling feathers of some Republican lawmakers.
A student organization at South Dakota State University is hosting a professional drag show on campus Wednesday, touting the event as “kid friendly” and encouraging attendees to bring $1 and $5 bills to tip the “talented local performers from around the Midwest,” according to an event listing on the university’s website.
And that’s prompted the South Dakota House of Representatives’ top appropriator to issue a formal letter to both SDSU and the South Dakota Board of Regents, saying the school’s involvement in the event is an inappropriate use of public resources.
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