Sunday, June 12, 2022

The fruits of the groomer lie - Proud Boys storm a Drag Queen Story Hour event, putting kids in danger

Gavin McInnes, founder of the racist group The Proud Boys once shoved a dildo up his butt to prove that he isn't homophobic. His group just got into trouble for storming a Drag Queen Story Hour event no doubt buoyed by false claims that drag queens are 'grooming' children into sex. The irony is of this is as shiny as one of the sequins on the gown of the drag queens they falsely accuse.

From The Independent:

A group of Proud Boys who stormed a Drag Queen Story Hour event at a California public library and aggressively shouted homophobic slurs are being investigated for possible hate crimes. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ray Kelly said deputies were called to the San Lorenzo Library at 1.30pm on Saturday to reports of a disturbance. 

 Mr Kelly said a group of five men began to shout homophobic and transphobic slurs at the event organiser, who had been reading to children and parents. “The men were described as extremely aggressive with a threatening violent demeanor causing people to fear for their safety,” Mr Kelly said. The deputies de-escalated the situation before anyone was hurt, he said. “An active hate crime investigation is underway as is an investigation into the annoying and harassing of children.” 

 According to Newsweek

 The incident began around 1:30 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Library in Alameda County, California. Members of the notorious right-wing white nationalist organization stormed the event being hosted by the group, Drag Queen Story Hour, which organizes family-friendly readings hosted by drag queens all over the country. The members, some wearing shirts with AK-47s on them, yelled out numerous homophobic and transphobic slurs, and accused the event's hosts of being "pedophiles." Alameda County Sheriff's Lieutenant Ray Kelly confirmed the incident to a local reporter, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, explaining that the individuals were escorted out of the library by deputies.

The Proud Boys are a notorious racist group which became very popular with its support of Donald Trump. According to People for the American Way:
The Proud Boys . . .  has a long history of violence, hateful rhetoric, and coziness with GOP stars and operatives, most notably Trump confidant, Republican fixer, and convicted felon Roger Stone. The group, founded by Canadian media personality Gavin McInnes and currently led by Enrique Tarrio, held a ​Sept. 26 rally in Portland, Oregon, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Although the rally attracted far fewer attendees than anticipated, the event was spun by Tarrio with expressions of pride in having not incited violence—an effort to make their group more palatable. The group is, of course, better known for its members’ attendance at the 2017 Unite the Right white supremacist gathering ​in​ Charlottesville, Virginia, in which counterprotester Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist.

Their attack on the Drag Queen Story Hour takes place a day after police arrested 31 white supremacists before they were able to disrupt a Pride event in Idaho.

All of this madness is the result of the lies spread accusing LGBTQ people of attempting to groom children into sex acts. We are lucky that no one got hurt. This time. I sincerely hope that people like Christina Pushaw, Seth DillonLibs of TikTok, and the rest pushing outrageous lies about drag queens and the rest of us harming children take a step back and simply stop what they are doing: 

Before someone actually does get hurt.