(CBrief) – During a heated speech at the Texas State Capitol, transgender activist Loren Perkins expressed support for drag performances, which culminated in a physical altercation last week, a report noted on Monday.
Fox News reported that the incident “quickly went viral on TikTok, picking up more than 1 million views on the platform.”
In her speech, Perkins likened Texas lawmakers to Nazis, expressing her opposition to legislation that would prevent public libraries and other venues from receiving state funding if they host drag shows, the outlet reported.
“By manipulating the words of an ancient text and shoehorning it into legislation aimed at an at-risk minority population, you liken yourself to another group that gained popularity in Germany in the 1930s,” Perkins said.
“When a small man with a smaller mustache stood before crowds and proclaimed himself superior to others — I see you here doing the same,” Perkins continued, making the comparison to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.
As Perkins began to exceed the allotted time for her speech and was approached by a security guard, an individual whose identity remains unknown dashed in front of the officer, leading to a physical altercation between the two. The brief scuffle temporarily disrupted Perkins’ address.
“By hiding your bigotry behind children like cowards, you will find yourself on the wrong side of history,” the activist went on to claim. “Some of the first imprisoned under the Nazi Party rule were homosexual and transgender people.”
No one in the Texas legislature proposes jailing people just because of their trans or sexual orientation. The legislation in question aims to protect children from being exposed to sexually inappropriate behavior and content for their age.
“The bill is two seconds away from the outdated discriminatory three articles of laws of the 20th century, and I will not stand for it. We will not stand for it,” Perkins claimed.
At one point, someone muted Perkins’ microphone as she continued to rant.
“If you wish to eradicate transgenderism from the public life as members of your party have said, you can pry that from my cold, dead hands,” Perkins declared, though the legislation does not seek to ban public displays of transgenderism or homosexuality.