Brooklyn This Week

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

June 13, 2019 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Season 1 Episode 28
Brooklyn This Week
Inside the protest at Gerritsen Beach’s Drag Queen Story Hour
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Brooklyn This Week
Inside the protest at Gerritsen Beach’s Drag Queen Story Hour
Jun 13, 2019 Season 1 Episode 28
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The seemingly innocuous event known as Drag Queen Story Hour has taken place at libraries, schools and cultural institutions across Brooklyn for three years without issue — until recently.

The event series involves drag queens reading stories to children to promote a positive and open view of “unabashedly queer role models,” according to its website. When the program made its debut at the Gerritsen Beach Library on June 6, however, some local residents were up in arms. 


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The seemingly innocuous event known as Drag Queen Story Hour has taken place at libraries, schools and cultural institutions across Brooklyn for three years without issue — until recently.

The event series involves drag queens reading stories to children to promote a positive and open view of “unabashedly queer role models,” according to its website. When the program made its debut at the Gerritsen Beach Library on June 6, however, some local residents were up in arms.