According to news reports, Willis High School English teacher Anthony Lane took to Facebook to scold parents who were outraged that a drag queen performer had been invited to the school to instruct students how to apply make-up in a cosmetology class. In a post that has since been removed, Lane allegedly said the school’s parents were beholden to “misguided, bigoted views” that were driven by their “archaic beliefs.” . . .
The controversy began when a teacher invited a drag queen named Lynn Adonis-Deveaux to address a cosmetology class at Willis High School, according to Community Impact Newspaper.
The school district, which is approximately 40 minutes north of downtown Houston, told parents they were unaware the performer would be appearing in full drag. “School administrators learned at the end of the day that the man was wearing jeans but also wore heels and makeup,” a statement said. “However, the speaker did as asked, which was to talk to students about makeup application. The guest speaker did not discuss sexual orientation, lifestyle or anything else other than makeup application.” . . .
Oh Miss Lynn Adonis, how we thoroughly enjoyed your company today! Laughs all day and memories we’ll never forget. So thankful for you! pic.twitter.com/Y7GjPziQsJ
— Willis High School Cosmetology (@willishscosmo) October 18, 2019
At least one local school administrator and several parents were angered by the school’s decision to invite Adonis-Deveaux to campus. “I put numerous calls into the administrator’s office, which of course they made it abundantly clear they will not talk about it,” said Dale Inman.
“I’ve got a problem when somebody with a false name enters a school and has advertised himself as an adult exotic dancer for men … Nobody would be allowed in a school under those circumstances,” Inman added, while noting Adonis-Deveaux is free to do what he wants in his personal life. “As a parent, I have a right to know who’s in that school building,” he said. (Read more from “Teacher Says Parents Shouldn’t Have Any Say in School Drag Queen Event” HERE)