Harris speaks at DC Pride event including drag queen story time and twerking transsexual

In the "family friendly" area, drag queen Venus Valhalla, host of Thirst Trap Thursdays, read to kids for "Drag Story Time"

Updated: June 13, 2022 - 8:04pm

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Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the D.C. Pride parade, which featured drag queen story time and a partially nude transgender male-to-female twerking in front of children and police officers.

Harris's three-minute pride speech was interrupted eleven times with applause, the official White House transcript shows.

"Our children in Texas and Florida should not fear who they are," Harris said as she was met with cheers.

"So we know what we stand for and, therefore, we know what we will fight for," she later added.

The D.C. Pride parade featured an official "family friendly zone."

In the "family friendly" area, drag queen Venus Valhalla, host of Thirst Trap Thursdays at a D.C. gay bar, read to kids for "Drag Story Time."

Video from Townhall's Mia Cathell shows small children gathered around Valhalla reading the picturebook "Cinderelliot," which is "a gay retelling of the classic fairy tale."

Rebel News reporter Savannah Hernandez said hundreds of children joined to march in the D.C. pride parade.

Other parade members include the capital's so-called "Puppy Play" community. Marchers wore leather and dog gear as video shows children watching from the crowd.

Another Pride demonstrator included an apparent male to female transsexual who twerked shirtless with breasts out in front of children.

Carrying a sign with the words "Sex Work" on one side and "Mary Magdalene" and an upside down cross on the other, the marcher seems to have forced a disapproving D.C. police officer to move from his spot on the parade's perimeter. 

The twerking Pride parade member came before the European Union group, which featured kids marching as well.

Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern noted Harris's embrace of drag queen Symone. Harris posted on Instagram a photo of her with Symone and the caption, "Love is love."

"In light of Republicans’ bizarre vilification campaign against drag performers, I do think it sends a fairly powerful message," Stern wrote.

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