No longer just in libraries, Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is now in our schools! That is correct. Your tax dollars not only support DQSH in libraries but now is showing up in schools as well. Please read The Real Story Behind Drag Queen Story Hour to learn the history and real goals of DQSH.
How the Story Began in Minnesota
Child Protection League and hundreds of thousands of parents and citizens exposed the library Drag Queen Story Hours. Child Protection League Action’s Facebook post (over 658,000 views as of this writing) went viral overnight and was picked up by numerous national news outlets. Libraries Violate Public Trust with Drag Queen Story Hours
Drag Queen Flashes Crotch to Children in Minnesota(4 minute video)
We are calling upon local libraries and the American Library Association (ALA) to end the Drag Queen Story Hour permanently. Under no circumstances should adult erotic performers be allowed to influence and interact with innocent and impressionable children using public funds and buildings. 21,460 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops on Drag Queen and Queering Elementary Schools
Ways to Get Involved
The following are ways that you can keep this momentum going to stop Drag Queens from being allowed to read LGBT+ and transgender books to our youngest children.
- Watch Drag Queen Story Hour (22 minutes)
presentation by Barb Anderson
- Find out if your library or school has hosted Drag Queen Story Hours.
Contact your school administrators and school boards! Contact the library directors, the library board members as well as the American Library Association (ALA) with your concerns.
- Submit a letter
Adopt these letters for schools as well.
Sample letter to editor: What is going on in our public libraries?
Sample letter to city council: Promoting Drag Queen Story Hour to Children During Pride Event (PDF)
- Inform your legislative candidates.
Find out if they can tell you why publicly funded libraries and schools are no longer a safe place for children!
- Apply to serve on the library board or run for school board.
Example: In Hennepin County MN, applications are being taken for library board members until December 31. Interviews and appointments are decided by the Hennepin County Commissioners.
Sample: Testimony Before Hennepin Library Committee (PDF)