A man was forcibly removed from a Tuesday school board meeting by law enforcement while reading a passage from a sexually explicit LGBT book that was previously available in the district’s libraries.
Mike Cee was escorted out of a Fort Worth Independent School District board meeting this week when he began reading vulgar passages from the book “Flamer” by Mike Curato.
Curato’s book is described as a “semi-autobiographical graphic novel” set in 1995 that follows the story of a child named Aiden as he “navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can’t stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.”
Taxpayer is forcefully removed from the school board meeting for showing the board the horrendous books that are in school libraries. pic.twitter.com/arRrwzbzYl
— Carlos Turcios (@Carlos__Turcios) August 23, 2023
“Flamer” is listed as one of the “most challenged books of 2022,” according to the American Library Association. The graphic novel has been challenged at least 62 times, the ALA reported. The book discusses masturbation and oral sex.
During public comment, district officials warned Cee that he could not read explicit excerpts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. A video of the school board meeting captured Cee reading a line from the controversial book, “On page one, ‘Who wants my hot wiener?'”
Cee was immediately interrupted by a board member who slammed her gavel repeatedly and demanded that security remove him from the meeting, the video showed.