northern star Posted September 13, 2022 Share Posted September 13, 2022 (edited) Boise Pride cancels Drag Kids after a handful of sponsors drop out https://boisedev.com/news/2022/09/08/boise-pride-cancels-drag-kids-after-a-handful-of-sponsors-drop-out/ The Boise Pride Festival is canceling one of its events involving minors after losing sponsors. The event in question was called Drag Kids, scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The festival brochure described it as a drag performance with children between the ages of 11-18. Festival organizers called the move a difficult decision. “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,” a Pride news release said in part. The release also said that the kids who were going to perform had support and consent from their parents. Zions Bank was the first sponsor to pull out Wednesday. Idaho Power and the Department of Health and Welfare dropped out on Thursday. Zions Bank and DHW had both committed to $18,000 sponsorships, while Idaho Power committed to a $3,000 package according to pricing listed on a Pride Festival brochure. Pride has a total of 88 sponsors listed on its website. Edited September 13, 2022 by northern star 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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