Local organizations show support for Out Nebraska after event gets cancelled
Local organizations are stepping up after the Lincoln children's museum received death threats. It all stems from an event that would have drag queens reading to children.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —Local organizations are stepping up after the Lincoln children’s museum received death threats. It all stems from an event that would have drag queens reading to children.
In the past 24 hours, out Nebraska, the group hosting the event has received support from a number of people including groups like the ACLU.
“It’s also a painful, important reminder that even though the majority of Nebraskans support equality and fairness for LGBTQIA Nebraskans, discrimination still happens, hate still happens,” Danielle Conrad with the ACLU of Nebraska, said.
The community is rallying around Out Nebraska and those in the LGBTQ+ community after the Lincoln children’s museum had to cancel an event due to numerous threats, including death threats.
Some parents expressed concerned but said the threats took it too far.
“If the event would have been truly private, then I don’t think people would have found out about it. But it was the fact that they wanted to do the private event and wanted the whole community to come. That’s where there’s a bit of a conflict,” Gretchen Garrison, a mother of four, said.
The ACLU of Nebraska quickly backed Out Nebraska to show their support against discrimination. Conrad said it starts with having conversations with family and friends on either side of the issue…
She also stressed the importance of listening to those who have been impacted or felt discriminated against.
“It’s important to remember we’re not powerless, and that we don’t have to just take these kinds of tragic, tragic events to heart but that we can be empowered to make a positive difference even in difficult and challenging circumstances,” she said.