VIDEO: Seattle Dumps Taxpayer Funds on Overweight Trans Stripper for Homelessness Conference

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A large transgender stripper was hired, by taxpayer funds, to perform at an annual event aimed at tackling homelessness.

Seattle and King County leaders hired transgender stripper, stage name ‘Beyoncé Black St. James,’ to perform at their annual conference on solving homelessness.

The event, which took place last Monday, at South Seattle College, kicked off a social media storm questioning the use of public funds for performances of this kind.

The event ran with the theme of “Decolonizing our Collective Work.”

From the footage, the performer can be seen twerking and kissing attendees.

Following the event’s controversial performance, the event organizer Kira Zylstra was placed on leave, according to The Seattle Times.

Prior to the event, Zylstra was paid about $123,000 a year.

As social media users point out, the performance itself had little to do with issues concerning the homeless–but panders to a radical, yet increasingly mainstreamed, political agenda.

Seattle has been faced with a challenging homeless crisis, whose spotlight has been stolen by the abject conditions in Californian cities such as San Francisco.

According to Christoper Rufo, the author of the original tweet: “For years, Seattle has claimed that it “needs more resources” to solve homelessness, but as the video shows, they find it totally appropriate to pay for a transgender stripper to grind on members of the region’s homelessness nonprofits and taxpayer-funded organizations.”

Rufo continues: “It’s not a lack of resources that prevents Seattle from solving homelessness; it’s a lack of leadership. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, King County spends more than $1 billion a year on homelessness programs—but have failed to deliver results for decades.”