Do kids really need Drag Queen story hours?

Jun 17, 2019 by

by James Parker, MercatorNet:

Glamourising a transgender lifestyle is bound to have toxic outcomes.

There’s a storm brewing in a library near you. Libraries used to be carpeted sanctuaries where school children studied, old ladies read and librarians in sensible shoes patrolled whispering ”shush!”

No more. A number of community libraries have become culture war battlegrounds for the hearts and minds of primary school kids. The latest skirmish is the Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH).

Described online as “drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores,” the purpose of DQSH is to “capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” There are story hours across Canada, the United States and Britain; it is rapidly spreading in Australia. It is staunchly supported by the American Library Association as part of its policy of inclusion and supporting the marginalised.

Surprised? Take a look at some of the books.

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