An Arizona mother showed up at a school board meeting dressed as a cat to protest a transgender school board member, saying she too wanted to be something other than her birth gender.
Lindsey Graham, a hair salon owner, sported a tight leopard-print outfit to speak to the Liberty Elementary District in Maricopa, Arizona near Phoenix. She likened the transgender board member wanting to be the opposite sex to her wanting to be a cat.
“I am a cat. Meow, meow,” she began her speech to the school board. “I’m not a woman dressed as a cat, I am a cat. By a show of hands, I’m curious, how many of you believe and confess that I am a cat?”
None of the school board members raised their hands.
“Great. By a show of hands, how many of you believe that your child, or a child from this school, would believe that I’m actually a cat?” she asked. “No one. You are right.
“Truth prevails over imagination. Reality exists. Discernment is innate and something we are biologically wired to have. One look at me and you know this to be true — I am a woman posing as a cat.”
She continued on by calling transgender identity a “mental disorder” and “playing dress-up.” She added that the transgender board member was a danger to children.
“[W]hen you put them in charge of children, we’re talking about a new type of indoctrination, and that’s what’s really terrifying, is seeing these people in charge of our kids’ education,” she said.
While some called Graham’s routine insensitive, others met it with applause. Like many things in this country today, the overall public response seemed to be split right down the middle.