Drag queen event for two-year-olds cancelled following backlash

Jul 2, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute:

Parents have successfully persuaded a library to cancel a Drag Queen Story Hour event aimed at children as young as two.

The event, where drag queen Sab Samuel would read to children, was planned to take place online via Leeds Libraries’ Facebook page but was cancelled following a campaign by parents and a local councillor.

Councillor Sarah Field welcomed the news of its cancellation, after calling for an “immediate investigation” into the event and encouraging parents to voice their concerns.


Parents had highlighted inappropriate photos on Samuel’s Facebook page and Field branded the event “utterly unacceptable misogyny”.

Pro-women’s group Leeds ReSisters agreed, saying “we don’t believe we need to expose children to Drag culture” and criticised it for providing a “caricature of women”.

Leeds Libraries confirmed that it cancelled the event so that there would be “opportunity to properly consider the concerns”.

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