School Apologizes After Drag Queen Speaks at Middle School's "Career Day"
Some parents of students at a Colorado middle school were angry when they found out that a drag queen spoke during the Adams County school's career day. The drag queen, who uses the name "Jessica L'Whor," is a relative of a student at Rocky Top Middle School. She didn't perform, but instead read a book about bullying.
L'Whor told local station CBS4, "I went to four classes. In every class, one person asked me how to handle negativity and hate."
School district spokesman Joe Ferdani said they believed L'Whor's visit would show their inclusiveness, stating, "The school's focus is to have an event that is representative of the diverse backgrounds and careers in the community."
While the district wouldn't apologize for inviting L'Whor, they did apologize to parents for not telling them ahead of time about her visit. Ferdani said, "Parents just needed to have more info, and context about what was going to be talked about, and some background on this individual, and they weren't given that information."