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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. About once a month since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library has been presenting Drag Queen Story Hour, where performers with names such as Lil Miss Hot Mess and Ona Louise regale an audience of young children and their parents. AP Photos/Mary Altaffer

LISTEN: Inside the protest at Gerritsen Beach’s Drag Queen Story Hour

June 13 | By Scott Enman, Paul Frangipane, Lawrence Madsen

Subscribe to Brooklyn this Week: iTunes Spotify Stitcher “I just feel like children shouldn’t be subjected to this type of thing … our children should be able to grow up and come to these decisions on their own just like everybody else,” said protest organizer Tag, who didn’t give his last name. Tag clarified that […]

Protesters clash over Drag Queen Story Hour in Gerritsen Beach

June 6 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Supporters and opponents of the Gerritsen Beach Library’s premier Drag Queen Story Hour clashed Thursday as performer Angel Elektra read to children inside. Drag Queen Story Hour, a worldwide program that invites drag queens to read to kids and teens at libraries, schools, museums and other community spaces, aims to give “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly […]

Drag Queen Rev. Yolanda performs at a Drag Queen Story Hour. Photo by Edwina Hay/DQSH

Counter-protest planned in support of Gerritsen Beach drag queen story hour

June 6 | Meaghan McGoldrick

In response to an organized outcry against the Gerritsen Beach Library’s first iteration of Drag Queen Story Hour, other residents have planned a counter-protest to show their support for the event, which is taking place this afternoon. Drag Queen Story Hour is a worldwide program that invites drag queens to read to kids and teens at […]

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