It’s bad enough that drag performances for “families” are popping up all over the country with adults performing for children but a New Jersey High School has taken it to the next level – underage students performing in drag for adults.
On October 27th, Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ did just that. Student club P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone) led by faculty advisor Heather Baldwin, held a student-performed drag show on school property in secret.
The event was brought to the community’s attention three days later when an email was leaked to The New Jersey Project, an organization that advocates for parents’ rights in public schools, which wrote about the event on its blog, Chaos and Control.
The email was sent from Heather Baldwin inviting select “staff” to attend an “invite-only” drag show performed by the students of the P.U.L.S.E Club. Although not all faculty were invited, nor were parents, or fellow students, the club did manage to have a professional drag performer at the event as well.
The students were taken out of class to prepare for the secret show where, according to one witness, “a teacher stood watch outside the door to the theatre while the show was going on to ensure those not invited would not enter.”
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