ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Queer family-friendly Halloween event causes uproar in Encinitas

10/16/2022 | Los Angeles Blade

A Halloween event, “Boo Bash,” billed as the “queerest free Halloween party for youth and families,” sponsored by the TransFamily Support Services, which is hosting the event, has one North San Diego County school district in an uproar. The controversy started last month when a flyer advertising the event, described as a “Spooky Block-Style Party” with food trucks, trick-or-treating down businesses and a Disney villain drag show was posted to the Encinitas Union School District’s PeachJar platform webpage. The flyer was pulled down but a group of conservative parents, anti-LGBTQ+ activists and a couple of candidates running for seats on the school board protested Tuesday including parent Joleene Burts, who told NBC’s KNSD 7 San Diego: “It is very clear what the agenda is, it is not a family-friendly event and the district is lying to our children and these are our children.“

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