The Adams 12 Five Star School District in Colorado has issued an apology to parents after inviting a drag queen to speak to students at Rocky Top Middle School last week. The drag queen, who performs under the stage name of “Jessica L’Whor” was brought to school to speak to 6th-8th grade students on Career Day, and it has angered parents, understandably, who don’t necessarily need their kids exposed to this as one of their viable life options after graduation.
“I knew it was going to be controversial because that was nothing that would be allowed when I was in middle school,” L’Whor told the local CBS station. “At the same time, it opened up a door for conversation.”
Oh, we’re sure that it did that.
Now, the CBS story continually identifies L’Whor as a woman, so we’re not sure what that means, exactly. Is she an actual woman who performs as a drag queen? Is that a thing? Or is she a man who pretends to be a woman onstage? Or is L’Whor a biological man who has transitioned to being a women—
You know what, who cares. We’re a little angry that we even have to go digging for clues. We’ll just use the “she” pronoun because that’s what the CBS story does and leave it up to the reader to decide for themselves.
A spokesman for the district told CBS that they invited L’Whor because it would demonstrate to students the school’s commitment to inclusiveness.
“The school’s focus is to have an event that is representative of the diverse backgrounds and careers in the community,” he said.
Yeah, well, we all know that you can’t hold an event like that without perverting it up, somehow. How else will these students know that they can change their gender on a whim? Oh, right, they can read all about it on Tumblr.