Did you see this teaser below on social media? Then you’ve come to the right place. Have you heard of the BYU dragshow?
On Sep 3rd, 2022 – We covered a drag show event targeting children in the name of BYU through various BYU affiliated groups. The public event happened at Kiwanis park in Provo, just barely off campus.
Too many wouldn’t believe it if someone didn’t document it. So here’s the full story with tons of details. Sign and share the petition to BYU at the bottom of this article.
Defending Utah, exercising our first amendment right to freedom of the press, assigned three journalists to the crowd working together at this public event. The group putting on the drag show, the “RaYnbow Collective” (The Y is to claim their representation of BYU homosexuals) claimed this would be a “family friendly” drag show. That’s difficult to do, since the nature of cross-dressing itself is not family friendly (the reason why the LDS church hasn’t even allowed it for employees at Halloween parties). Sexual fetishes have never been considered family friendly anywhere and as one protestor from Utah County put it, “Drag is a sexual fetish”.
But still, our intent was to give the benefit of the doubt and neutrally observe as journalists and report facts. If the show was truly benign, we would report it as such. But instead, the evidence shows the “family friend” intention is a complete lie. Instead, the evidence points strongly to suggest it’s intended to expose children to sexual content at inappropriate age levels.
UPDATE: We’ve added this section for clarity based on feedback. This article already explains the various connections to BYU, but this summary paragraph is to put it into one place, because some people need to see it in one place, not everyone reads the whole article.
1. The drag queens themselves were both BYU students and BYU alumni doing the child grooming on stage, according to students and alumni that Defending Utah interviewed.
2. The Official Sponsoring Group was the “RaYnbow Collective” (it’s their screenshot above).
3. The group was raising money at the event, which they labeled for six different purposes. Some of those purposes are activities known to happen as part of the BYU experience.
4. The group uses the BYU “Y” logo, transformed into a rainbow. BYU does
not stop these unofficial groups from using their branding and implying
some level of endorsement from the university.
5. They’re supposedly an “unofficial” BYU group, as if that’s an excuse to distance this behavior from the university, however this is not a real excuse:
a. The same group is reported to hold other events on campus, even if this one was slightly outside campus. Students see them as a part of the university and the university culture.
b. Faculty do attend the meetings for this group, so they have faculty organizational help in their activities.
6. BYU professors have openly declared their opposition to the proclamation on the family, and they teach this to students. Read that article here.
7. BYU has a dozen or more groups that fall into the gender dysphoria category, some are official and some are not (listed below, and on the petition), and the same circles of students, alumni and staff may rotate between the groups. BYU provides money and resources to some, but not others. So picking and choosing which groups do the controversial things is only a dishonest way to hide that the university is supportive of the agenda as a whole.
8. Color the Campus – A related group is one of the most famous for “coloring” the BYU campus, they do events on campus, as their name even suggests. The only difference is there is no child grooming on campus (yet).
9. See the video linked below of a walk through of BYU’s sociology department, to see how widespread this is at parts of the school.
10. Some other examples we’ve exposed about BYU professors engaging in anti-family behavior:
– BYU: Princess Culture Helps Boys Overcome Toxic Masculinity
– BYU Professor Pushing Removal of Family Proclamation
– BYU Professor Attacks Teachings of the Church
11. Even if this one wasn’t, previous drag shows have actually been on campus.
Disclaimer - What is right and what is wrong?
This is NOT about people’s rights, or being nice to people that are different. It is about the rights of an entire generation of children who are being targeted for exposure to sexual content at far-beyond age appropriate levels. This amounts to nothing other than sexual grooming. It is the behavior of the pedophile mindset.
Under the principle of free agency, adults may choose whatever pursuit of life, liberty and property they wish as they learn from the consequences of their actions. Defending freedom for all mankind must honor people’s individual choices so long as they don’t infringe on the rights of others. But when those choices do infringe on the rights of others, such as children, then the situation changes and good people must defend the defenseless.
When a religious institution, such as the LDS church, has loyal members that serve in and fund that institution–with the expectation that their leaders are building up its gospel and not tearing it down–those leaders need to take action in a situation like this for the institution to continue to function properly.
Shock Coming Below; Here's a Summary First
At this show, children were directly exposed to an entire cast of men dressed up as very feminine women with the following important highlights that the public should know:
– Bulging private parts
– Nude-mimicking clothing
– Sexual dance moves
– Failed attempts to shield the sexualization of children from plain view
– BYU branding all over the event and the social media pages of the people involved. This is clearly a part of an attempt to fundamentally change BYU, and church culture itself, which even has the cooperation of BYU.
It’s time for members of the church to demand real action from ecclesiastical leaders who spend our tithing money at BYU, whether directly connected or not. In defense of the gospel, and the family proclamation, the people must boldly speak their minds or we are just as accountable as the leaders that have let this situation get this far with no real action.
Shocking Photos Say it All
Are you wondering if these photos are being taken out of context? Our media channels have video footage included. You can keep reading the article for the story, or watch the video for context of the images.
Dumb SJW excuses to defend the grooming behavior
On the BYU Conservatives’ instagram page, LGBT supporters claim this is no big deal.
This was not a gymnast or athlete during a game where somebody can pause a video and take the photo out of context.
This was also not just one quick slip-up or wardrobe malfunction.
This was repetitive behavior by multiple dancers, who didn’t have to choose to wear what they were wearing, with very intentional dance moves, that held those positions aimed towards the children, after the children were targeted as an important part of the audience.
Are they violating the law? Decide for yourself.
Does this fall under “Other acts of lewdness” ?
Read the Utah Legislative Code on the subject and form your own opinion.
Targeting Children on Purpose
You don’t need to expose children to adult sexual fetishes in order to teach them to be kind and loving. “Family friendly” is a cover term for targeting children.
If you’ve seen the videos online where this has happened in other cities, you know it’s resulted in exposing children. Take a look at how it’s gone down in other cities before it came to Provo.
Here a hand puppet shows the intentional targeting of a child audience.
BYU Drag Queens: Men Teaching Little Kids Sexual Confusion through their Actions, Seeding Gender Dysphoria
Drag Queen tells other Drag Queens to Stop This
It’s so obvious how wrong this is, that even other drag queens are telling drag queens to stop doing this.
Children Being Delivered into the Grooming
Trying to Block Public Documentation
Event attendees went to great lengths to cover up the controversial association of their drag queens with little children from the eyes of protestors and journalists that weren’t on their side.
Most of the children were up in the front, and that’s where the inappropriate content would be most exposed to them. Based on the crowd’s behavior of keeping anti-pedophiles away from the front, this may have been a goal of the attendees.
See the video at the very bottom of this article for footage of these scenes.
Police had to tell this attendee to leave the journalists alone.
These human walls were formed which shielded the grooming evidence from the protestors’ plain view for a time. Click photos to enlarge.
After blocking journalists didn’t work, attendees tried to intimidate them as a last resort. Even the Tribune ‘s reporter seemed to keep aiming his camera into the face of one of our journalists for an extended period of time.
Anti-Pedophile Protestors, Supporting Children
SLTribune, Pro-Child-Grooming Spin
The protestors did not engage in any kind of “anti gay” behavior as the Tribune accuses in their headline. What these protestors did do is spread “anti-pedophile” or “pro-children’s mental health” messages hoping to appeal to the consciences of the adults– namely parents– in the crowd.
Our reporters only heard protestors yell things like “Take care of your children” and “Take your kids home” in support of parents doing the right thing, or “Pedophile”, which we’d consider an accurate label for those who deliberately expose little children to sexual content. This is nothing that could be considered a “slur”. Whereas, we did see LGBT supporters yell at the anti-pedophile, children-defending protestors. Here’s a quick example:
At the bottom of this article, see the video footage of the following scenes:
Hear anti-pedophile protestors shout in defense of the defenseless:
“Pedophile” to the stage
“Take your children home” to parents of children.
“Get your kids out of here”
“Be a better parent”.
Note that nobody is telling them they don’t have the right to privately live whatever lifestyle they want, they’re only defending children. The Salt Lake Tribune’s claims are completely baseless.
Are We Overreacting with Pedophilia Claims?
A movement to add “Pedophilia” to the LGBTQ…P?
Various sources like Reuters have claimed to officially debunk this is happening.
One example of an incident which makes this a real question is the appearance of a meme that went viral after “LGBT News” on facebook published a meme saying ‘age didn’t matter’ even when one of the ages was a child of ten years old. After it went viral, they took it down and claimed they accidentally posted a joke meme that someone made, at least according to the various apologetic comments that were found.
They later posted they would never allow this. Note that “MAPs” is the term to normalize pedophilia as “Minor Attracted Person”.
But do your own research. Law enforcement has warned for years that there’s a community of pedophiles that want to be out in the open. They started their own organization called NAMBLA decades ago to become accepted as pedophiles in society. I’m purposely not linking to it directly– you can research it on your own if you want. The agenda is clear, and it’s slipping out, little by little. Even if younger “LGBT…” members don’t know the history. It’s already accepted in elite circles, which PizzaGate and the Jeffrey Epstein cases blew wide open into the general public.
This article has a lot of history of the “sometimes accepted” and “sometimes rejected” back and forth that goes on between pedophiles and the LGBT… community.
4th Grade School Teacher Celebrating
This is a teacher from Jordan School District at Butterfield Canyon Elementary school who attended the “unofficial” BYU club’s Drag Show. Does your child go to his school? Do you know what he’s teaching your children?
I wonder if he ever dresses up with high heels at school like his friend here.
BYU institutionalized support of the full agenda?
Stories on the web that illustrate widespread confusion and issues
- A student who washed away the rainbow chalk on campus and said a slur is presumably kicked out but students who put drag queens in front of children are allowed to stay!?
- This girl wrote about her appointment with the honor code office. Her bishop and stake president support her dating people of the same gender and gave her a temple recommend. So when she got accused of romantically having a girl sleep over in her apartment, she asked the honor code advisor why that was a problem if she is temple worthy still….
Brigham Young University (all three campuses) supports many groups that are contrary to gospel doctrines including The Family: A Proclamation to the World
A long trail of clubs that BYU Hawaii, Idaho, and Provo are being associated with:
- Affirmation (advertised as an official BYU Provo resource)
“A small group of students and faculty looking to create an LGBTQ support group at Brigham Young University-Hawaii joined forces with Affirmation to reorganize the chapter for the island. Their first event attracted over 45 LGBTQ Latter-day Saints and their allies and their Facebook group has surged to over 100 members and counting.”
- Affirmation Hawaii (BYU-H chapter)
“Communities of safety, love and hope to affirm the inherent self-worth of LGBTQIA+ individuals as they define their individual spirituality with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
[What does the PLUS stand for?]
- Encircle (An official resource advertised by BYU Provo)
“Builds safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and families”
- Listen, Learn, and Love (An official resource advertised by BYU Provo)
“A Latter-day Saint LGBTQ resource center”
- North Star (An official resource advertised by BYU Provo)
“Explores the complexity of sexual orientation and gender identity within the context of faith”
- The OUT Foundation
“A nonprofit organization empowering the LGBTQ+ alumni and current students of BYU to achieve their professional and intellectual potential”
- USGA at BYU
“Understanding Sexuality, Gender & Allyship. A non-BYU sponsored group of BYU students, faculty, and guests who wish to enhance the BYU community by providing a safe space for open, respectful conversation on LGBTQ & SSA topics. They have weekly club meetings and other activities.”
- Progressive Student Society in Rexburg (Supporter of Rainbow Day on BYU campus)
- Rainbow Days (all 3 campuses)
“A day that rainbow-wearing students stand on campus and hand out LGBTQ flags, pins, resource pamphlets, and fliers while students and invited guests speak to crowds that form. These days occur either once per semester or once per year at the beginning of ‘Pride month’.”
“This also includes more dramatic shows of “pride” such as lighting the Y with rainbow flashlights and chalking the campus sidewalks full of LGBT propaganda.”
Other clubs that use the BYU logo and claim an affiliation, but the school does not recognize as an “official” club.
Solutions: Calls to Action
BYU has a pattern of promoting drag shows in the past. That’s right, this is not the first time and they’re getting worse each time. It won’t stop unless everyone demands that it stop.
Students and staff who invite children to sit in front of cross dressing, risqué dancing, drag queens should be held accountable. Loss of employment and expulsion should be considered.
To members of the LDS church: Are you going to allow this to become accepted in your lifetime with the approval of a church school where you give sacred tithes to support such school?
To repeat myself from above:
When a religious institution, such as the LDS church, has loyal members that serve in and fund that institution, with the expectation that their leaders are building up its gospel and not tearing it down, those leaders need to take action in a situation like this for the institution to continue to function properly.
If you feel that it’s time some real cleanup happened at BYU, to restore and then protect BYU so future generations can experience what our ancestors did, then we invite you to do the following.
- Read the list of demands to BYU and sign the petition at www.CleanupBYU.org
- Call and email BYU’s Honor Code office to demand discipline of those involved in this event.
Provo: (801) 422-2847
- Call and email BYU’s Office of the President.
Provo: (801) 422-2521
Demand that Honor Code administrators and staff do their job and discipline or expel all students and staff connected to this drag show event.
Present your feelings on this drag show event and discuss from the full list of demands in the petition that you feel strongly about.
- Call Church Headquarters
Main, Salt Lake City: (801) 240-1000
Communication Staff: (801) 240-2205
The church has employees whose job it is to hear what the members think, so you be the other part of that equation.
Present your feelings on this drag show event and discuss items on the petition that you feel strongly about.
Present your feelings, on if the church must absolutely force BYU to stop these programs, disband BYU’s Office of Student Success and Inclusion, and quit using tithing money to fund such activities, whether directly or indirectly.
Present your feelings on if BYU does not radically change, then sacred funds should stop being used to support the institution, and perhaps a brand new institution should be created.
- Read the list of demands to BYU and sign the petition at www.CleanupBYU.org