Another New Hampshire Public Library is threatening our children’s innocence with an event called “Drag Queen Story Hour”. Conway Public Library will host this story hour targeted to children and teens on Friday, June 28th.
If this sounds familiar, you may remember Nashua Library stirring up controversy by hosting a similar event this January, where a man with the sexually suggestive stage name “Monique Toosoon”, who performs adult-only shows with sexual themes dressed as a woman, made a presentation to children and teens.
The event is described as follows, on the Conway Public Library Website:
” Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like: drag queens reading stories to children. Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens in SF, LA, New York, and beyond! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real.”
This is not an event that’s about costuming or acting. It’s not even about outreach to LGBT+ youth. This is about grooming minors and normalizing sexual behavior that – for now – is culturally still “adults-only.”