The Renton Library in Washington state held a Saturday "pride celebration designed by teens for teens," the Christian Post reported.
According to the event site, it also was geared toward "tweens" (i.e., pre-teens) and included "Safer sex presentations! A drag show! Free swag! Free binder raffle!" — and that it would be "the most rainbow filled fun you can imagine!"
Image source: Facebook video screenshot
A closer look
Facebook user Kaeley Triller Harms offered several posts related to the event, one of which said "handouts included lube, flavored condoms, and chest binders to help eight self-hating girls mutilate their bodies." Actually the photo accompanying her post notes that $50 gift cards for chest binders would be awarded to eight "winners."
Chest binders are used to flatten breasts and are often employed by transgender females:
Image source: Facebook, redacted
Harms' post also said at 5 p.m. the "library told all the adults they had to leave" and that her friend, Lynn Meagher — who had been protesting the event — "refused." With that, Harms said "police just physically removed her."
"Welcome to 2019, when protecting kids from being prematurely sexualized can get you potentially arrested," Harms added. "Maybe she should have claimed to identify as 14."
Harms also added two videos of drag performances she said were connected to the "teen pride" event:
Referring to the above clip, she asked, "Any guesses what these guys did with the kids once the grown-ups were out of the way?" Harms also noted that the video was partially muted due to Facebook copyright issues with the music and that it occurred before the library "kicked the adults out via police escort."
And she added another drag clip:
For the above clip, Harms noted: "I'll probably take some heat for this, but I don't really care. This is what demonic possession looks like. (Watch until the end.) And people are celebrating it at Teen Pride at the Renton Library." She added, "Calling this man names like 'freak' are not going to help. He's a lost soul, and it's sad. He doesn't need more hatred. But he does need to know we won't continue to allow this to be normalized and celebrated by our kids."
The crowd cheered both performances.
What did the library have to say?
Sarah Thomas, public relations specialist for the King County Library System, told TheBlaze that during the teen-only portion of the event, "only adults with youth attending the program could remain at the library in a waiting area."
Thomas added that two adult women "refused to leave, despite several requests, and would not join the other adults in the waiting area. Because they refused to leave and were being disruptive — two violations of our Code of Conduct policy — they were escorted out of the library by the police to ensure that the teens had a safe and welcoming space to finish their program."
She also told TheBlaze that Planned Parenthood was at the event "to discuss safer-sex, and there were condoms at the Planned Parenthood table." However, Thomas noted she was unable to confirm if the condoms were flavored or if lubrication was offered at the Planned Parenthood table.
This story has been updated