Family Heritage Alliance wants action from Noem after 'kid-friendly' drag show at SDSU
The political fallout from a “kid-friendly” drag show last month at a South Dakota public university isn’t over yet.
The Family Heritage Alliance on Monday in a letter to Gov. Kristi Noem demanded the Republican governor take more aggressive action to ensure minors aren’t allowed at similar events anywhere in South Dakota in the future.
“Considering you have the power to hold the South Dakota Board of Regents accountable and fire at will, I am greatly disappointed you and your administration have taken no action to rectify this situation or to ensure that drag shows for children never happen again on South Dakota soil,” read the letter signed by Norman Woods, director of the social conservative organization that has a heavy lobbying presence in the state Capitol. “The only answer we have seen from your office is for South Dakotans to reach out to the attorney general.”
The letter stems from a drag queen show that took place on the campus of South Dakota State University on Nov. 16, an event listed on the university website that encouraged attendees to bring “$1 or $5 bills to tip” and to “bring the whole family.”
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