NYC, San Francisco Public Libraries Host Monthly ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Kids ‘Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?’
The Associated Press released video footage from inside a Brooklyn public library as it hosts Drag Queen Story Hour for kids, something that has been scheduled every month since last fall.
The children sit around as a man who calls his alter-ego Lil’ Miss Hot Mess reads them stories and leads them in sing-alongs about drag queens. In the AP video, he reads a story about a female character whose friends think she should be less of a tomboy and dress and act like a girl. In another story, you hear the man read to the kids, “We can both be grooms.”
Lil’ Miss Hot Mess asks the kids, “Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?”
“Drag Queen Story Hour is fantastic because it addresses all of these issues of gender fluidity and self acceptance and all of these topics that, um, are real — are very, very real,” said Kat Savage of the Brooklyn Public Library.
And the packed room of parents apparently loved it.
“It was great!” one enthusiastic mother said. “So much energy.”
Another mother said, “You know, that’s what I’m looking for in all of our outings, is to present different ways of being in the world and make that fun and available to my kid.”
NY Library Brings Drag Queens to Kids Story Hour
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I’m not as shocked and disgusted at a library doing this as I am by the parents bringing their kids! If no one had come, the event would’ve been cancelled!
My God, what kind of person voluntarily brings their small child to something like this?!