Next Saturday, the nonprofit’s party is supposed to take place at the museum. However, for safety reasons, it has been decided to cancel the event.
“And we regret that,” Lincoln Children’s Museum writes on Instagram. According to the local newspaper The Lincoln Journal Star an event with drag queens was scheduled for Saturday. “But in recent days, both we and the organizer have received an overwhelming number of violent threats,” the museum said. “A few messages can even be classified as death threats.”
The museum in Lincoln therefore saw no other option than to cancel the LGBTI event. The local police are investigating the threats. Lincoln’s chief of police is yet to comment.
Lincoln’s mayor, Leirion Gaylor Baird, made a statement. She calls playing political games with people’s lives unacceptable. “I want to say to the LGBTI community and my fellow residents: know that you are loved and that you belong to Lincoln,” said the mayor.
Many residents of the city also respond to the museum’s Instagram post. ‘Let me know if you need a bouncer at your door’, someone responds. Another suggests raising money for security so that the event can still go ahead on Saturday.
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