All Ages “Magical” Drag Experience Canceled After Knoxville Community Speaks Up

Oct 5, 2022 | Political News

IJAMS Nature Center in Knoxville, TN has canceled an “all ages” Drag event after members of the Knoxville community contacted leaders of the city in protest.

The Back Patio Social: Drag Me to Nature event originally scheduled for November 1st, 2022, was advertised as “a Magical Experience” and a “one of kind experience bringing the art of Drag to the mother herself, Mother Nature!”

The property where the nature center is located belongs to the City of Knoxville and is managed by Ijams, a non-profit organization.

The event was sponsored by Boston Beer Co. and Natural Mystic Metaphysical Shop and was to be hosted by Joshua Ricker – aka “Icky Stardust” – an “Alien Rockstar” and Drag Entertainer and Artist according to social media.