Little Valaisans will always be able to listen to Drag Queens

Little Valaisans will always be able to listen to Drag Queens
Little Valaisans will always be able to listen to Drag Queens

Last year, the French-speaking drag queen Tralala Lita performed several readings for children at the Martigny Media Library. Tralala Lita is the stage name of the storyteller played by actor Vincent David. In her stories, she addresses themes of respect for differences to promote, “in an inclusive, fun and festive way, literature among young people”.

But these shows did not please the UDC and some, who saw it as shocking “rainbow propaganda”. The file was therefore taken up to the Valais Grand Council this Tuesday, because the media library is financed by the State of Valais.

In one postulate, Damien Raboud (UDC), Swen Luyet (PLR) and Alain Léger (Le Center) asked that no public money be used to organize such events. According to them, these readings are billed at 500 francs per hour, excluding travel costs. Too expensive for what it is.

Denouncing a fashion coming from the United States, their postulate questioned: “At what point did we find it good to take drag queens out of the world of adults, of the night, of rhinestones and sequins and to bring them into the world of children, of innocence, carefreeness and the construction of one’s own identities?

And the authors continue: “It must be admitted that a certain number of parents find it great to mix their children with drag queens, imagining that it is necessary to go through this process to address and instill the notions of respect and tolerance for all. and from everyone. However, the respect of the majority, who do not see this as fundamental societal progress, as well as respect for public funds, force us to react.

But at the time of the vote, the majority they claimed was not in their camp. Only the elected representatives of the UDC and the blacks of Haut-Valais (Center) supported the postulate which was passed by 34 votes against 85. Various elected officials from the PS, the Center or the Greens considered that these spectacles did not traumatize the children.

As for security costs (the police officers who had to be hired to avoid disruption of the readings), an elected official pointed out that they will always be lower than those generated by FC Sion matches.

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