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Family advocates are outraged by a prom held at Boston
City Hall that was open to children apparently as young as
12 featuring crossdressers, homosexual heavy petting, suspected
drug use and a leather-clad doorman who teaches sexual bondage
Children from middle schools and high schools across Massachusetts
on May 9 attended a Youth
Pride Day event ending with a prom inside of Boston City
Hall sponsored by the Boston
Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, or BAGLY,
a group seated on the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth.
Mayor Thomas Menino issued a proclamation welcoming
homosexual and transgender youth to the celebration. A man in drag
introduced a homosexual activist from Menino's office to read the
letter. A video of that proclamation is below.
an organization that describes itself as a pro-family action
center, sent a 20-year-old college student named Max to the prom
to take pictures and learn more about what Massachusetts children
were doing there.
appearing to be about 14 invited Max to dance
Camenker of MassResistance said Max was astonished by the
number of children who appeared to be between 12 and 14 years old.
"They look pretty darn young," Camenker told WND.
"He said there were a lot of middle school kids there. It
really bothered him."
The day's events began with a transgender Elvis and a parade.
Attendees were given condoms and pro-homosexual material such as a
bookmark for kids on how to get involved with several homosexual
groups and "Transgender Rights Now" stickers. Then many
children attended the prom that evening at City Hall.
"I remained in the building for an hour and a half and
found the events inside disturbing, depraved and outright
criminal," Max reported. "The line included kids wearing
the rainbow regalia of the gay movement, teenage boys wearing
dresses and high heels, hugging their 'boyfriends,' extremely
young looking girls, not much older than 14 or 15, with 'Out and
Proud' inscribed in rainbow letters on the front of their
girls kiss on dance floor
Max continued, "On the flower pots and stairs leading up
to the subway entrance, I saw dozens of kids aged 12-17 smoking
cigarettes and making out with each other."
He said three middle-aged lesbians with military haircuts
shouted from megaphones at the more than 300 youth attendees in
line for the event. They barked: "If we find you bringing
alcohol, you're going home!"; "Don't have sex on the
dance floor!" and "Are you ready to party?"
Two men helped the lesbians herd youth into City Hall. One of
the men reportedly wore exceptionally tight pants and eyeliner
while calling the
children "sweetie" and everything around him
"fabulous." The other man wore leather bondage gear.
advertised the event for youth 22 and younger, Max said
identification was not checked – even for people who were
obviously older than 22.
greeter describes self as "leather BDSM
"Why would 22-year-olds be mingling with 14 and
15-year-olds?" Camenker asked, troubled by the details of the
event. "As we saw, they pay no attention to any age limit at
all. It was full of all of these strange adults."
A doorman, with a Mr. Boston Leather sash, had BAGLY's official
chaperone credentials around his neck, Camenker noted. He
identified himself as a "leather BDSM (bondage discipline and
sado-masochism) fetishist" and handed out business cards to
His card asked, "What is it you plan to do with your one
wild and precious life?"
Boston Leather's MySpace profile describes him as a
single, middle-aged gay male who attends spanking parties and
waxes for leather dancing events.
"Starting in April I am teaching month BDSM classes at the
MALE Center in Boston,
and I will be running an event called Kinky Kamp ... in Upstate
New York at Easton Mountain Retreat Center," it states.
Max said he also saw a prominent transsexual activist who
specializes in recruiting middle and high school children enter
Despite its announcement stating,"Do not bring drugs,
weapons, or alcohol into the space, and do not come to the space
under the influence of drugs or alcohol," Max said no
measures were taken to stop anyone from sneaking prohibited items
into the building.
He entered City Hall as two floors shook with earsplitting
music and began taking numerous photographs of the event. Max
spotted teen homosexual couples, with hair painted rainbow colors,
making out in almost every corner of the room.
As Max moved through the crowd, he said he observed several
adult homosexuals wearing T-shirts with "recruiter"
written in rainbow colors.
"The intention of these individuals, and of the entire
event, is made plain by the slogans on those shirts," he
claims one girl appeared to be holding water pipe or bong
used to smoke marijuana
Max moved into a smoking section where he claims he saw people
of all ages smoking cigarettes and marijuana.
"Chaperones clearly witnessed these things occurring but
did nothing to stop them," he wrote of his experience.
"He said that there was absolutely, definitely
marijuana," Camenker told WND. "We have a picture. …
He said that here was no question that the girl in his picture was
smoking marijuana. A ton of people around her – that whole area
of the room – just reeked of marijuana smoke."
WND contacted the Boston
Police Department to ask whether officers on duty were
aware of attendees smoking marijuana.
Department spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said, "We don't
have any reports on that."
event chaperones in designated smoking area
City Hall spokesman Nick Martin reviewed the photos with
Driscoll and told WND, "There were both City Hall security on
hand and also undercover Boston police officers. The allegations
in terms of smoking both cigarettes and marijuana are unfounded.
City Hall has hosted the event for at least 15 years and never ran
into issues of that sort."
He said such illicit behavior would never be tolerated.
"People can make allegations about anything they want. The
individual who claims that the person was holding paraphernalia
might have an agenda of their own," Martin said. "But,
as far as we are concerned, there weren't any problems with the
dressed as woman
Camenker told WND this event takes place every year and the
state of Massachusetts originally budgeted $850,000 last year for
the Massachusetts Commission for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Youth. He said members, such as BAGLY, usually receive
funding from that commission. However, that funding for the
homosexual lobby was later slashed as part of an effort to
cut costs in response to the state's budget shortfall.
The Massachusetts Commission for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Youth sponsors programs in public schools such as
Gay-Straight Alliance clubs, he noted.
"The kids are contacted and brought in through this
network of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and the money that funds
that," he said. "There are also buses that often bring
kids in. We're not sure if they used buses this year, but they
usually do. That's basically how the kids get there."
Camenker said he objects to the city hosting the event at City
Hall and sanctioning it by providing a taxpayer-funded police
Another spokeswoman with Boston
City Hall property and Construction Management Department
told WND the prom was funded entirely by BAGLY and that the group
received no special discounts on its use of the City Hall
youth? Max talked to both and said these are two
young boys around middle school age. Boy in dress has
'free kisses, free hugs and gropes' written on his body.
After his experience, Max said it is difficult for anyone who
has never attended such an event to truly grasp the
"perversion and disturbing nature" of the prom hosted by
the city and welcomed by the mayor.
"As a young person who has been exposed to many disturbing
things within today's youth culture, I believed I was prepared to
deal with what I saw at the 2009 BAGLY Prom," Max wrote.
"Minutes after entering the event, I discovered that I was
Camenker agreed that the affair was shocking.
"This stuff doesn't happen by accident. You don't have
these kinds of really weird people around these kids by accident.
These guys actually think that this is what these kids should be
experiencing," he said.
"This movement has an obsession with kids, and there are
no boundaries. It's worse than anybody thought."