Over 14 Thousand, Including Children & Democrat US Senate Hopeful, Attended TriPride Festival Which Included Drag Shows

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

According to organizers of the TriPride Festival, over 14 thousand people – children included – attended the event held in Johnson City, TN, in September with Democrat U.S. Senate hopeful Gloria Johnson in attendance as one of two Parade Grand Marshals.

The event, open to all ages, featured live performances (including drag shows), food trucks, a Kid Zone, testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and alcohol was also available for purchase.


Johnson, currently a Tennessee State Representative, is challenging US Senator Marsha Blackburn for her seat. Blackburn has held the seat since 2019. She was a US Representative from 2003 to 2019, and a state senator for four years before that.

TriPride returned to Johnson City this year for the first time since 2018 which marked the event’s inaugural festival. The following year it was held in Kingsport, and then in Bristol in 2022. The event did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic. Now that the circuit of Tri-cities has been completed, the next year’s festival is planned to take place once again in Kingsport.

Lead sponsors for this year’s event included Eastman, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Bristol, Citi Bank, T-Mobile, Kroger, HSN, Ballad Health, TVA, and Starbucks among others.

Last year, TVA celebrated Pride month by live streaming two drag queens for an hour during the middle of the work week.

A Senior Consultant in Financial Services headed up the event in which one drag queen was dressed up as the devil. During a live chat, a website devoted to teaching children about transgenderism through “Gender Unicorn” was also promoted.

About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and reporter for The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at paula@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

5 thoughts on “Over 14 Thousand, Including Children & Democrat US Senate Hopeful, Attended TriPride Festival Which Included Drag Shows

  • November 29, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    The word “perversion” should be substituted for “pride” because the event in Johnson City was nothing more than perversion on display. As for Gloria Johnson, I hope that Senator Blackburn gives her a real ass-whipping in the next general election. (Note that Ms. Johnson avoided expulsion from the TN House of Representatives by one vote for her role in disrupting a public meeting earlier this year.)

    As for the TVA, I thought TVA was in the power generation business and not in the business of supporting displays of sexual perversion. It is a disgusting disgrace that TVA, a supposedly neutral and apolitical federal agency, supported the TriPride event. The person or persons at TVA who signed off on supporting this revelry should be fired. As a co-op electricity customer who indirectly buys electricity from TVA, my money should not be used to support this kind of crap.

    Finally, and speaking directly to the the LGBT blah blah blah crowd – LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!

  • November 29, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Have you lost your mind. Get our schools back to basic , Allow the parents to push this crap if they want it.

    • November 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm

      When I am forced to hand over my hard-earned wages to pay school taxes then I get a say in what goes on in my school district. If parents want to push a sick agenda on their kids in the privacy of their homes then that their business they’re not going to use my tax dollars if I can help it to push the disgusting LGBT garbage in the school system And yeah, I’m all for the basics: reading; writing; arithmetic; screw DEI, CRT and ESG.

  • November 29, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    The delusion has come. There is no doubt that satanism rises in the minds of the deluded..what THINKING human would believe this gender nonsense? Their fate is not one to be envied.

  • November 29, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    Satan is in control of this perverse behavior which is an abomination to God!


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