Apology after drag queen with suggestive name visits primary school

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A council has apologised after a drag queen was invited to speak to primary school children.

SNP MP Mhairi Black was also involved in the visit to Glencoats Primary School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, organised as part of LGBT history month.

The involvement of a transgender drag queen, who uses the name Flow for events involving children but has the stage name Flow Job when performing her adult stage show, sparked a backlash from some concerned about explicit content on her Twitter account.

She tweeted: “As the drag queen who read the story to the children it was amazing to see what the kids have learned, we live in a time where kids will be going to school with 2 mums/dads or LGBTQ+ family, we are showing them that it’s normal.

“Yes ‘flow job’ is my stage name, but I was introduced as ‘Flow’ and I’ll have you know when the children where asked what they wanted at ‘LGBTQ+’ history month the first thing they wanted was a ‘drag queen’”

A Renfrewshire Council spokesman said: “The school pupils at Glencoats Primary are currently organising a series of activities and events to mark LGBT history month.

“In discussion with pupils in their Rainbow club, one of their requests was to invite people from the LGBT community to hear about their own experiences growing up and they wanted to invite a drag queen to talk to this group to hear about their own personal experience.

“Learning about values including equalities and diversity has an important role in the school curriculum.

“All school visits are arranged and managed with the wellbeing of pupils first and foremost, however it is clear in this case, the social media content associated with the speaker’s stage persona is not appropriate for the children and had we been aware of this, the visit would not have been arranged.

“We are sorry for the concern this has caused and are investigating.”

Ms Black defended the event, tweeting: “If my school had invited a gay MP and a drag queen to visit during LGBT History Month, or even acknowledged that LGBT History Month existed, it would have made an immeasurable difference to the difficult childhoods my LGBT classmates and I had.

“You just know that the people pretending to be livid that a drag queen read a book in a school in my mentions rn are also the people who run out to buy their kids the latest Grand Theft Auto on release day. Your homophobia is transparent.”



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