The two sessions given by a transvestite artist to children aged 6 to 12 raise controversyIt is defined as “an intergenerational transvestism workshop aimed at families”Terrassa City Council defends the groundbreaking spirit and advocates that children “grow up without prejudice”The children’s workshop of transvestism ‘Drag kids!’ organized by the City Council of Terrassa for children from 6 to 12 years old has raised controversy. The space will be in charge of the artist, choreographer and transvestite Sara Manubens, something that has generated suspicion among conservative groups. Some users have criticized the proposal with comments on the social networks of the Terrassa City Council, and the VOX parliamentary group has asked the Department of Culture to give explanations. The consistory received threats this Wednesday after making the initiative public and other voices such as the Terrassa PP or the Valents party have also criticized the proposal, have asked that the activity be canceled and have demanded the resignation of the councilor responsible for Culture. “It is very serious that such activities are promoted by public entities such as the Terrassa City Council, the Generalitat of Catalonia or the Barcelona Provincial Council, among others.” “We cannot tolerate that our children are exposed to such activities that have no desire to educate them or help them in their growth,” added Eva Parera, president of Valents. Support for “groundbreaking proposals” However, the council gives full support to the activity, defending plurality and emphasizing that the TNT festival is based on offering groundbreaking proposals.”The harmful comments on the networks have generated fear in the artist. That is why we have asked that security be reinforced around the two locations where the activity will take place”, explained the mayor. ‘Drag Kids!’ is scheduled at the TNT festival for October 1 and 2. The proposal proposes a two-hour workshop in which families interact with three Drag Queens in a giant dressing room full of clothes, turned into a “maze of colors, false eyelashes and glitter”. The activity invites attendees to ask themselves “what body would they like to build” for themselves. We will have the opportunity to open our minds and imagine ourselves beyond what society told us we were in the starting box”We will have the opportunity to open our eyes and imagine ourselves beyond what society told us that we were at the starting point”, adds the promotional text of the workshop. According to the promoters of the activity, an environment of “warmth, security and shared care” will be guaranteed, since the objective is “to play and introduce the theme of gender flexibility from plasticity and transvestism”, and to offer new tools to adults to address new doubts that children may have about identity. The entrance to the activity costs 5 euros for children, who can be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. EL TNT, co-produced by the Terrassa City Council and the Generalitat, celebrates its 15th edition this year between September 28 and October 2. 24 shows are scheduled, four of them family proposals.”We continue to encourage the fabric of artists of new languages, who often move in a field where it is more difficult for them to receive support, but who at the same time are the artists who configure the scene of the future”, assured the director, Marion Betriu, during the presentation of the festival.
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