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Threats Cancel Drag Show

(Valparaiso, IN) - A drag show planned near Valparaiso has been cancelled due to threats of violence.


The drag show was going to be part of the annual Halfway to Halloween market at the Porter County Expo Center in May.  Threats of violence started being received after a Facebook post revealed children under 12 would be admitted for free.


In a post on Facebook, organizers of the drag show said it’s unfortunate hate and fear still exists, and they don’t feel safe going ahead with the drag show.


Jennifer Ruth Green, a Republican who lost her bid for a seat in Congress in November, was happy with the decision judging by her social media post.


However, she condemned organizers for wanting to have a drag show in the first place, saying “please communicate that our children deserve better.”


The market is still on for May 20th without the drag show. 

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