Demonstrators from either side came here to express their views, and heavily armed men on both sides refused to budge.
Katy, Texas — A duel rally was held Saturday outside Katy Church, where an all-ages Drag Queen bingo night was held as a fundraiser.
Tensions were overblown outdoors when they tried to raise money for a project called Clear Closet, a free clothing boutique for transgender teens and young adults.
“There are no adult animators for young people,” said one protester of the occasion. “It’s not for young people.”
Across the road, the counter-protesters sent a unique message.
“It’s nonsense because drag itself is just a garment,” said one person who backed the occasion. “It’s not all that different from dressing up as a superhero at a comic convention or putting on a Halloween costume.”
Demonstrators from either side came here to express their views, and heavily armed men on both sides refused to budge. All afternoon, all parties shouted at each other with loudspeakers.
Each party is actively moving in the direction of the media.
The heavily armed officers formed a midline to keep the sides separated. As the team grew, more officers came here.
Despite the confusion, a priest directed KHOU 11 to make the event a complete success.
“We all know that not everyone will agree with us, so we created a place where people really feel welcome and think there will always be people who disagree with us,” the pastor said.
Protests ahead of Katie’s Drag Queen bingo