In the wake of the Trump-Pence presidential election, the LGBTQ community has come up with a new concept to influence children.
A recent partnership between San Francisco-based RADAR Productions and New York-based Feminist Press seeks to raise money and awareness in support of a movement sweeping the nation: “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The effort is promoted as “helping kids defy stereotypes of the male and female gender type, from the ground up.”
In response to what is interpreted as a threat to their existence in the Trump win, organizers are hoping to garner donations totaling $15,000. This would facilitate two to three drag queen story hours a month in public elementary schools across the country. The idea is to “capitalize on the playful, expressive, and colorful nature in young children,” while simultaneously stemming any “sexist” male or female identifiers before they become entrenched.
The format would be similar to traditional story hour in schools, where guest storytellers will often have regular time slots. But these storytellers will be full-on drag queens, dressed in uber-flamboyant attire, reading stories specifically written with a non-traditional and feminist bent.
A recent DQSH event held at the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library found Rachel Aimee, who attended the event with her 6 year-old daughter, singing its praises. Aimee says her daughter has become obsessed with all things Barbie and feels the program will fix her daughter’s “sexist” leanings.
“How could I tell her not to watch ‘Barbie: Life in the Dream House’? It has a thousand girls and only, like, two boys in it. As a parent, I’ve been looking for something like this.”
H/T: The Daily Wire
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