The FBI is now involved in the search for who is responsible for making threats to three LGBT businesses in St Louis and a venue that was set to host a drag performer story time.
Urban Fort a play place for children with a cafe for adults has rescheduled and relocated its book reading event for kids with Drag performers due to safety concerns.
“Urban Fort is a place of acceptance and inclusion. Drag Storytime registrations are closed and the event has been moved to an undisclosed date, time and location to protect our patrons and employees,” owner, Megan King-Popp said. “We are concerned and dismayed with the violent threats our business and employees have received from opposition groups, and we’ve increased our security as a result. “
On Tuesday, Attorney General Andrew Bailey demanded Missouri schools ban drag shows for school children.
The co-owner of Prism an LGBT bar and club said he too had death threats made against him by an anonymous callers: “It’s frustrating because we’re just people trying to be ourselves, trying to enjoy our lives,” said Sean Abernathy, Prism’s co-owner. “We’re not out to hurt anybody, but it feels like it’s a lot of people out to hurt us.”
Ryan Klinghammer a transgender man and performs in drag shows added: “My community is here. We’re not going anywhere.”