Boise Pride Backs Down, Cancels Controversial ‘Drag Kids’ Performance As More Sponsors Pull Out

The Boise Pride Festival has canceled its controversial “Drag Kids” performance, and at least six sponsors have publicly withdrawn from the event for at least a $48,000 net loss in donations.

The festival organizers released a statement on Thursday announcing the “difficult decision” to “postpone” the performance involving minors “due to increased safety concerns.”

“While the vast majority of our sponsors and supporters have voiced their support for the Boise Pride Festival and the Drag Kids program, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone this performance due to increased safety concerns. The health and well-being of the kids, their parents, and the attendees of the Festival are our priority,” read a statement from the official Boise Pride Twitter account.
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