Drag queen teacher at Drake Middle School in Auburn resigns after backlash over comments

Drag queen teacher at Drake Middle School in Auburn resigns after backlash over comments

The Auburn High School drag teacher who recently came under fire for comments about using podcasts to reach his students and others on LGBTQ+ issues has reportedly resigned from his teaching position.

On Wednesday, 1819 News published audio from then-Drake Middle School music teacher Seth McCollough. The audio was taken from McCollough’s podcast, “Bleu Dreams,” named after his drag queen pseudonym, Colana Bleu.

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In the audio, McCollough explains that he uses his podcast as a tool to reach his students and others with LGBTQ+ content because he was limited in what he could do at school.

In another drag queen podcast, “Look Who’s Tucking,” McCollough also spoke at length about the intersection of his drag life and his job as a teacher.

Social media backlash over the story and posts from TikTok’s popular X-page Libs led to McCollough sending an email to community members announcing his resignation from the school. The school also quickly removed McCollough’s profile from its website.

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“It is with a very heavy heart that I announce my resignation,” McCollough wrote. “I have made the difficult decision to move on to a new opportunity and I am so sad to be leaving you all. These 7 years at Drake have been amazing and I have made some great friends along the way. I will always love my Tiger Team and I will especially miss my scout island!”

“Thanks again for an amazing 7 years of learning and growing. I will miss you all very much!”

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