Seattle Agency Hires Transgender Stripper to Dance at Annual Conference to Address Homelessness

An entrance to Seattle City Hall is shown, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in downtown Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after one of his cousins came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray said he would step down effective 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

An entrance to Seattle City Hall is shown, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in downtown Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after one of his cousins came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray said he would step down effective 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

 

When I first saw this story on Twitter, I thought, “No, that can’t be real, can it?”

Officials really can’t think it’s a smart idea to have a stripper at an official event, could they?

But never put anything past officials in the liberal city of Seattle, because there don’t appear to be any bounds or limits. Turns out this video was completely true.

Here’s Beyonce Black St. James dancing at the annual conference for King County’s coordinating agency for homelessness.

Warning: NSFW

What could they have been thinking?

The director of the agency, Kira Zylstra, is now on paid leave after the national spotlight on this incident and the ensuing backlash, said Denise Rothleutner, chief of staff for the King County Department of Community and Human Services.

Sounds like her job may be about to be phased out in any event. But check how much she got paid for this kind of “work.”

From the Seattle Times:

Zylstra has led All Home, King County’s coordinating agency homeless services, since January 2018. But her job could soon become obsolete as Seattle and King County prepare to replace All Home, which has been criticized as weak and ineffective, with a new regional authority on homelessness. Zylstra was paid about $123,000 a year, according to a county spokesperson.

The performance was in the same room as a catered lunch at All Home’s annual conference, this year at South Seattle College with the theme of “Decolonizing our Collective Work.”

The only note on the agenda was “Lunch with Cultural Presentation,” and there was no other warning or announcement about the nature of the performance, according to the staffer, who was surprised but not uncomfortable with the performance.

So needless to say, some were surprised by the appearance of St. James, including the woman she kissed. “No one expected it,” the staffer said. “So I think some people felt uncomfortable.”

As Christopher Rufo, a contributing editor for City Journal who helped the story to go viral, observed, that had nothing to do with fighting homelessness.

Amen.

Rufo covered the problem more here:

And you wonder why such problems are never addressed in liberal cities like this.

HT: Twitchy