A California mayor who supports controversial LGBT content in schools was spanked by a drag queen at a Democratic fundraiser, according to a video circulating on social media.
Konstantine Anthony, the mayor of Burbank, a Los Angeles suburb, was on the receiving end of a drag queen’s paddle at a Democratic fundraising event.
In a post shared by the Wise Nuts podcast on Instagram, a drag queen can be seen using a paddle to spank Anthony.
However, Anthony told The Lion “there were no children present. All attendees were over 21 years of age.”
The drag queen, Roxy Wood, noted on Instagram the event was “not suitable for children,” for ages 15 and older.
Anthony is currently running for Los Angeles County Supervisor’s 5th district.
The mayor has also reportedly defended sexual content in classrooms, claiming the book Gender Queer was acceptable in schools. The book has been the subject of debate around the country for its “sexual nudity, alternate gender ideologies, and profanity,” the parental rights resource Book Looks notes.
“When you say ‘sexualized gender ideology,’ do you mean it’s simply a book that has a gay person in it?” he asked when a mother mentioned sexual content in schools in a Wise Nuts podcast posted to Twitter.
“No, I don’t,” the mother replied. “There’s gender ideology and there’s also sexualized content.”
Anthony said he had read the book Gender Queer and did not find the book to be “sexualized.”
The mother’s concerns come at a time when California has passed legislative measures one critic warns will “launch a transgender inquisition targeting parents.” Some of these have included LGBTQ cultural competency training for teachers and other certified school employees.
The California Attorney General is also reportedly trying to prevent school districts from creating policies informing parents of changes in their child’s gender status. Another bill focuses on “gender-affirming care” and hiding gender “treatments” from parents.
AB 1078 would prohibit public school districts and charter schools from “refusing to approve or prohibiting the use of any textbook, instructional material, or other curriculum or any book or other resource in a school library on the basis that it includes a study of the role and contributions of any individual or group consistent with the above-described requirements relating to instruction in social sciences and the adoption of instructional materials that accurately portray the cultural and racial diversity of our society.”