Group organizes protest against Drag Queen Story Hour

Mobile County

In this Saturday, May 13, 2017 photo, Lil Miss Hot Mess reads to children during the Feminist Press’ presentation of Drag Queen Story Hour at the Park Slope Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, in New York. About once a month since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library has been presenting Drag Queen Story Hour, […]

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A conservative group in Mobile is organizing a protest against the Drag Queen Story Hour happening at the Ben May Main Library the same day as the event in Mobile. 

The Common Sense Campaign Tea Party is hosting the protest which is scheduled a few hours before the reading event is scheduled to begin. 

According to the event’s Facebook page, the protest begins at 9:55 a.m. on September 8th in front of the library at 701 Government Street. 

The drag queen, trained by a local elementary school teacher, will be reading storybooks to anyone who attends but the event is designed for kids aged 3 to 8, according to the event Facebook page.  

Rainbow Mobile is sponsoring the event. They tell us this is a completely optional event, geared toward children, but anyone is invited to attend. This is the first time Drag Queen Story Hour to come to Mobile. Rainbow Mobile is hosting the event inside a meeting room at the library.

The library had to approve the event to let them use the room.

One drag queen will read two books, “Stella Brings the Family” by Miriam B. Schiffer, and “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister.  After, kids can participate in arts and crafts. The reading event takes place on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at noon. 

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