(trendingpoliticsnews) – A group of LGBT activists in New York City chanted “we’re coming for your children” during a demonstration on Friday. “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children,” the activists chanted while marching through the city.
The march included adult males dressed in scant women’s clothing, women with their breasts exposed and several drag performers as they gathered for the annual New York City Drag March.
Demonstrators linked up at Tompkins Square Park before making their way through the East Village before eventually stopping at the Stonewall Inn, according to a report from the Daily Caller. The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, was the site of a police raid in 1969 that later led to violent riots.
Happening now: NYC Drag Marchers gather in Tompkins Sq Park pic.twitter.com/2jElvXsJ5v— Timcast News (@TimcastNews) June 24, 2023
Some marchers held signs reading “Groom Cissies” and “Drag isn’t for Cissies.” Others distributed leaflets that called on attendees to turn up at another event aimed at defending “Drag Story Hour” and “LBGTQ and gender nonconforming youth.”
“A small group of right-wing extremists have targeted DSH NYC events. We encourage parents to bring their kids and defenders to come dressed in rainbow colors or other festive gear to create a welcoming, celebratory atmosphere and drown out the voices of a few detractors,” the leaflet states.
After Friday’s event, New York City is far from done with LGBT festivities as a “Dyke March” is scheduled to take place on Saturday while the “Queer Liberation March” is slated for Sunday.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) expressed outrage at the “we’re coming for your children” chant and urged Congress to pass legislation that would ban gender reassignment surgeries for minors. “This movement grooms minors to have mastectomies and castration and fuels a multi billion dollar medical child abuse industry,” Greene wrote in a tweet. “Pass the Protect Children’s Innocence Act. Let kids be kids.”