Walter Wendler, the president of West Texas A&M University, was sued Friday for canceling a drag show on campus.
He was sued by Spectrum WT and two of its student leaders. They were represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.
“College presidents can’t silence students simply because they disagree with their expression,” said a FIRE lawyer, Adam Steinbaugh. “The First Amendment protects student speech, whether it’s gathering on campus to study the Bible, hosting an acid-tongued political speaker, or putting on a charity drag show.”
Wendler has said that drag shows are “derisive, divisive and demoralizing misogyny.”