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Rep. Slaton Says He will File a Bill to Ban Drag Shows in the  Presence of Minors in Texas 

This comes days after a drag show in Dallas allowed children to participate 

GREENVILLE, TEXAS – Following several news stories and videos over the weekend in which underage  Texas children were subjected to inappropriate sexual content by adults, State Representative Bryan Slaton  announced he plans to file legislation protecting kids from drag shows and other inappropriate displays as  soon as the next legislative session begins. 

Representative Slaton issued the following statement: 

“The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are  obsessed with sexualizing young children. As a father of two young children, I would never take my children  to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either.  Protecting our own children isn’t enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization  that is happening across Texas.” 

Representative Slaton has already announced that he will continue his fight to make sex change therapies on  minors “child abuse.” Similar legislation was killed by Republicans in the Texas House in 2021. 

Representative Slaton further added: 

“I promised my voters that I would stand up for their values and fight to protect Texas kids. I was re-elected  on that promise and I intend to keep it by authoring legislation to defend kids from being subjected to drag  shows and other inappropriate events. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this important  legislation.” 


Representative Bryan Slaton is a strong conservative, a proud East Texan, a former Pastor for 13 years, and a small business owner. He currently represents Texas House District 2 which includes Hunt, Hopkins and Van Zandt Counties. More information about Bryan Slaton can be found at

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