Thug rule! This is how the right intends to have and keep power. These are legal events that are not in any way offensive to normal people. They are in public and well chaperoned. Yet the republicans have made such wild statements their cult base thinks that all drag shows are a sexual orgy and that children are the star participants. It is really just Halloween dress up. This event was by teenagers for mostly teenagers. But this really is like the brownshirts that Hillter used to enforce his ideas and push him into power. These are gang thugs, the mentality of the Taliban. Are we going to tolerate this in the US? Where is law enforcement to say they won’t tolerate this terrorism against the people? If this were a Muslim group threatening this stuff the authorities would be all over that group and would be protecting the library and insisting the events be held. But because this is a gang of white Christian thugs forcing everyone to live by their morality and church doctrine the authorities tolerate it. This has become the normal response by the right now to things they don’t like. It started with masks in schools and Covid precautions where these thugs took over school board meetings and threatened violence to those board members who tried to implement the best practices of the medical community. Trust me it will not stop at drag shows, trans people, the rest of the LGBTQ+. It will be anything and any event the right doesn’t like. It has already been tried at Democratic rallies, and it will get violent because the right believes they have the god given right to use force on others and that the republicans in charge will support them because they are working for republican goals. Will they come for the Jews next? Will they allow laws that they don’t like? Is the US a nation of laws and equality? Or are we a land of gang thugs that enforce a Taliban like vice patrol to enforce their views of what is acceptable that they will let the public do. Hugs
It was advertised as a “fun-filled afternoon” in a Bronx library with a “local celebrity/author who encourages you to embrace your own uniqueness.”
Instead, the free event planned at the Morrisania Library starring drag artist Desmond Napoles was canceled after the teenaged celebrity received hate-filled and violent threats — a trend that has led to many other family-oriented LGBTQ events being canceled across the nation.
Known by the stage name Desmond is Amazing, Desmond, 15, is an LGBTQ+ youth advocate, a published author and influencer with nearly 200,000 social media followers. The 15-year-old is also the owner of clothing line Be Amazing NYC.
Desmond was called “disgusting” and a range of slurs by a person using a recently created Instagram account who also threatened to use violence against Desmond and their family.
“You need to be locked away in a dog kennel and thrown into the ocean,” read one of the 10 private messages sent to the teen, which were seen by the Daily News.
The nasty attacks on Desmond — a high school sophomore who likes to volunteer at the New York Public Library “because it’s really fun and it gives me something to do during the summer” — came after the Morrisania Library announced that Desmond would present two teen-focused sessions reading from their book, “Be Amazing: A History of Pride.”
The events were originally scheduled for Sept. 17 and 24. Late last week, however, both sessions had to be canceled following the threats, which were reported to NYPL officials and the NYPD.
“I’m going to that library, I’m going with a bucked of dog s–t and I’m pouring it on your parents and rubbing it into their eyes,” the hate-filled Instagram user wrote.