Mhairi Black safeguards drag queen’s invite to school despite row over specific social media posts – Daily Record
SNP political leader Mhairi Black has actually safeguarded a choice to welcome a drag queen into a primary school to read to students, regardless of an outcry from parents over sexually specific social media posts.
Drag queen FlowJob was welcomed into Glencoats Primary in Paisley, Renfrewshire, recently to talk to pupils about the well-known Section 28 Act, which was later on rescinded.
The Act was introduced by Margaret Thatcher to ban the ‘promo of homosexuality’ in schools.
The event was attended by Renfrewshire MSP Mhairi Black, a vocal activist for LGBTQ rights.
After moms and dads voiced concern that sexually explicit images were on FlowJob’s social media profile, Renfrewshire Council has said it would never have actually invited the entertainer had it understood the posts.
However Black slated critics and implicated them of homophobia.
Writing on Twitter, she stated: “You feel in one’s bones that individuals pretending to be livid that a drag queen checked out a book in a school are likewise individuals who go out to buy their kids the current Grand Theft Vehicle on release day.
“Your homophobia is transparent.”
And campaign group LGBT Youth Scotland composed on Twitter: “We’re frightened to see the violent messages and tweets targeting Glencoats Primary School for their bold and brilliant LGBT inclusive education practices.
“We are happy to deal with their pioneering headteacher, and recognise the school as an example to others across the nation.”
< img data-src ="https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article21367024.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_ALR_PDE_251119_black_01.jpg"alt=""content ="https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article21367024.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_ALR_PDE_251119_black_01.jpg"> A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson stated: “The school pupils at Glencoats Main are currently arranging a series of activities and events to mark LGBT History month.
“In conversation with pupils in their Rainbow Club, among their requests was to invite individuals from the LGBT neighborhood to hear about their own experiences growing up and they desired to welcome a drag queen to talk with this group to hear about their own personal experience.
“All school visits are arranged and handled with the wellbeing of pupils most importantly nevertheless it is clear in this case, the social media content associated with the speaker’s phase persona is not proper for kids and had we been aware of this, the check out would not have been arranged.
“We are sorry for the concern this has caused.”
FlowJob was introduced to students as ‘Circulation’ at the event, hosted to mark LGBT History Month.
Learn more Glencoats headteacher Heather Watson told the Paisley Daily Express: “Top of the list was to welcome a drag queen into school to talk about her experiences maturing and her job.
“Circulation met with (students) and parent council members and Mhairi Black to discuss what it was like growing up throughout Area 28 when it was unlawful for school staff to talk about anything LGBT.”
A spokesperson for project group ForWomen.scot said: “Sending abusive messages to a school is not OK, however concerns about this are genuine.
“A male who gowns as a sexualised parody of a women, passes the name “flowjob” is hardly a function design for main aged children.
“Did nobody check this?”.
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