Homeless agency director resigns after video of provocative dancer at Seattle event goes viral

The fallout continues over a performance by a provocative dancer at a homeless conference last week in south Seattle.

All Home is the agency that coordinates King County's homeless services in Washington state. The dancer was hired by All Home's director, Kira Zylstra.

She ran the All Home agency on the second floor of a King County office building for less than a year.

After the video went viral, she was placed on paid leave. Now she has resigned.

The video showed the strip show that transgender performer Beyoncé Black Saint James put on for homeless advocates attending All Home's annual conference at South Seattle College.

"I got a contact from an anonymous tipster who provided video from inside the conference," said Christopher Rufo, a researcher at Discovery Institute, a nonprofit think tank in downtown Seattle.

Rufo posted the video and his outrage online.

"And it's almost incredible to believe that this is funded by taxpayer dollars right here in King County," he said.

He says the anonymous tipster likely sent it to him out of "just a sense of frustration."

Zylstra, 40, had been acting director since last January of All Home, the agency that coordinates King County's homeless services.

After the video surfaced, she was placed on leave late last week. King County officials announced Monday she resigned.

Anger over the issue boiled over during a Seattle City Council meeting to discuss the creation of a first-ever Regional Homelessness Authority in King County.

“This is a perfect opportunity to break up [All Home]," said David Haines, a homeless veteran. “Allowing employees to get their cheap thrills at the expense of innocent homeless faced with another cold winter.”

Even though Zylstra has resigned, her bosses at the King County Community and Human Services department say the investigation into her controversial decision continues.

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