[Proud Boys and January 6th Rioters Show Up at Glendale Unified School District Protest] - The Daily Beast

A crowd that clashed with LGBT allies at a violent rally outside the Glendale Unified School District board meeting outside Los Angeles on Tuesday included a number of Jan. 6 rioters and members of the alt-right Proud Boys.

Right-wing activists Tony Moon and Josh Fulfer were present during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. On Tuesday, they attended the Glendale rally alongside Proud Boy-affiliated Adam Kiefer and mingled with concerned parents angry about LGBTQ+ content in their children’s curriculum.

Three people at the protest were arrested for “unlawful use of pepper spray and willfully obstructing officers in the course of their duties,” according to Glendale Police. The identities of those arrested have not been released.

The rally was organized by a group called GUSD Parents Voices to protest, among other things, the district’s support of Pride Month, which has been passed without issue for the last five years.

Rev. Marianne McPherson said of the 50 or so people who spoke at the board meeting there were “maybe three who had issues” with the LGBT initiatives.

However, outside the school, hundreds of protesters gathered and clashes broke out. The violence came only days after another protest at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood, where one person was left unresponsive on the ground during a demonstration against a Pride assembly.

None of the far-right protesters The Daily Beast identified have children in the Glendale school district, or even live in Glendale.

Angela Givant, a parent who organizes with the group GUSD Parents for Public Schools, and supports the inclusion of LGBTQ+ materials in the curriculum, told The Daily Beast right-wing agitators from outside the district have been involving themselves in local Glendale issues for at least two years but have escalated their involvement in the past two months.

The anti-LGBT parent faction has been led by a man called Jordan Henry, Givant says.

Henry, who ran for Glendale City Council in 2022 but was not elected, moved to the district in 2021. He does not have children enrolled in local schools, but has made frequent public comments at school board meetings, speaking against “cultural Marxism,” critical race theory, and LGBTQ inclusive programs.

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Events: Pride Month (Recurring) 

Locations: Glendale, CA North Hollywood, CA California 

Organizations: Glendale Unified School District Proud Boys GUSD Parents Voices Saticoy Elementary School GUSD Parents for Public Schools 

People: Tony Moon Josh Fulfera Marianne McPherson Angela Givant Jordan Henry 

Tags: LGBTQ+ Political Violence Protest Critical Race Theory (CRT) Cultural Marxism 

Type: Headlines