Kansas City Mayor & Co. Read Trans Book As Libs of TikTok Rages

In a move that was likely intended to spark a firestorm, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, members of his staff, the city manager & members of council read a trans book intended for youngsters as right-wing denizens decry the move across the Internets. 

Just for reference, here are the politicos and elected officials who participated in the video: 

Mayor Quinton Lucas
City Manager Brian Platt
Johnathan Duncan 6th District Council Member
Sherae Honeycutt Mayor Q's Press Secretary
Ryana Parks-Shaw Mayor Pro Tem 5th District At-Large
Andrea Bough Council member 6th District At-Large
Crispin Rea 4th District At-Large Council Member
Lindsay French 2nd District At-Large Council Member

The book claims to be . . .

"A gentle story about gender and friendship"

Here's a glimpse at social media outrage from the high-profile @libsofTikTok account . . .

"This was posted to the official Kansas City, MO page. A bunch of elected officials including the Mayor (D) read a book to kids for 'National Reading Day.'

"The book is about a young kid who decides to be transgender and changes his name. The book encourages kids to explore gender stereotypes and gender identity.

"This is what elected leaders are pushing onto young kids."

The tweet viewed by thousands just for posterity . . .

In fairness here's the description from Amazon: 

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship

Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it's riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party, or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do.

One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when they are playing in their favorite ways. Errol can't figure out why, until Thomas finally tells Errol what the teddy has been afraid to say: "In my heart, I've always known that I'm a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas." And Errol says, "I don't care if you're a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters is that you are my friend."

And so readers can judge for themselves . . .

Here's the clip that's still up www.TonysKansasCity.com embed . . .

You decide . . .