This screencap taken from a video on TikTok shows troopers yanking Maxine LaQueene from her seat in the House Gallery. Austin drag performer and activist Maxine St.
James LaQueene was among the protesters forcibly removed the House Gallery last Tuesday, May 2, when Speaker of the House Dade Phelan ordered Texas DPS troopers to clear the Gallery after protesters began to sing and chant in opposition to Senate Bill 14, which would ban gender affirming healthcare for transgender minors.
And now, she LaQueene says, she is banned from being able to go back to the Capitol and is being attacked by right wingers on Twitter after Republican state Rep.
Jeff Leach posted a photo of her taken from the House floor. In the photo, LaQueen can be seen bending over, with her apparently bare rear end showing.