LGBTQ activists are defending drag queen marchers who chanted “We’re coming for your children” during a parade in New York City. They argue that the chant has been taken out of context and has been used for years, although there is no verifiable evidence to support this claim.
Rather than being a “pride” chant, it seems more like a vague threat aimed at influencing children. Some activists contend that the chant is meant to satirize criticism of the LGBTQ community and reclaim the power of derogatory language. However, their actions seem to inadvertently strengthen the arguments put forth by LGBTQ critics, as they persist in attempting to influence children despite the criticism they face.
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The phrase “Coming for your children” is not historically associated with any LGBTQ chants. In the 1990s, the original chants commonly used included “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,” and “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re not going shopping.” However, the chant “We’re coming for your children” was not mentioned until recently. It came into focus when some participants of the NYC Drag March, despite the presence of children, chose to wear minimal clothing and began their chant.
The chant “We’re coming for your children” seems to have originated from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir, a group known for its controversial performance of a song bearing the same title back in 2021, two years ago.
In a surprise that should come to no one, The San Francisco Men’s Choir, the group behind the song “We’re Coming For Your Children,” has been embroiled in a series of pedophilia accusations. Several members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, who featured in a now-deleted YouTube video where they pledged to influence children to embrace LGBTQ identities, have been convicted of pedophilia, as reported by The Western Journal.