Taunton Library drag queen children’s story event sparks outrage

Jan 4, 2019 by

from BBC News:

An event at which a drag artist will read stories to children has sparked outrage on social media.

Alyssa Van Delle has been invited to Taunton Library in February as part of LGBTQ+ History Month.

The performer will read from children’s books that cover LGBT themes or challenge traditional fairy tales.

Event organiser Tom Canham said he was “quite surprised” at the criticism as previous events had been warmly received.

‘Feather boas’

One critic of the event, Rebecca Lush, wrote on Twitter: “Keep sexuality in the bedroom, not in libraries, and certainly not for pre-school children.”

Another, Louise Paine, wrote: “Drag is adult entertainment, an over-sexualised, misogynistic portrayal of women, usually by gay men.

“This is not suitable for young children, especially when they are reading them stories which tell them they may have been born in the wrong body, an impossibility.”

The tour has been running for two years, performing some 50 shows around the UK and reaching about 8,000 children.

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