New York library hosts ‘drag camp’ for kids age 11 and up to adopt a drag persona and perform at pride show

A publicly funded library in upstate New York is being assailed for hosting a “drag camp” for children as young as 11 years old to take on a drag persona and perform at a pride drag show.

The Thompson County Library scheduled a series of classes where local drag queen Tilia Cordata would teach children to become drag queens.

The class went viral when the popular Twitter account “Libs of TikTok” posted a screenshot of the advertisement.

The four-week series will teach students “about costuming, makeup, lip synching, stage presence, and more.”

Those children who finish the drag camp series will have an opportunity to perform for adults at the Downtown Ithaca Pride Festival on July 2.

The organizer of the event, a drag queen performer named Tilia Cordata, is described as “a gal lost in time” in the advertisement.

“Mixing modern sensibilities and activism with the bygone looks of yesteryear, from bars to brunches, libraries to lecture halls, she is sure to charm your grandparents while offending your conservative family,” the ad proudly states. Cordata is also runs the “Drag Me to School” program at Cornell University and a “Drag Wonderland Brunch,” which is also aimed at children.

The Libs of TikTok account has been targeted by the media for simply publicizing videos of far left-wing teachers and others posted to TikTok and other social media outlets. The account has been previously censored on social media despite it only posting what people on the left willingly publicize themselves.

On Wednesday, the same account was able to shut down a drag show marketed as “family-friendly” that was being sponsored by a town in Indiana. LGBTQ supporters accused the account of terrorism.



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