Drag Queen Story Time a hit with parents and kids By Tammy Schneider

Drag Queen Story Time was a hit with Kincardine parents and children, with all seats filled for the two performances held on Oct. 5. The two performers, Miss Shaneen and Lita, sang songs, read stories and had guests on their feet during the show. Earlier in the year, the library was contacted by the Rainbow Optimists, who had the hope of bringing the show to smaller, rural settings. Interest was so high that a second performance was added to accommodate everyone who wanted to register. At least 50 children, and parents, were expected to attend. The show wasn’t without some controversy, and a small group
of protestors, carrying signs, stood outside the library entrance before the performances began. Genevieve Richards and Lisa King, both members of Centre of Hope Victory Church, attended the peaceful protest. “We love our kids,” said Richards. “We don’t believe this is healthy for all children.” “We are not against the people,” said King. “But we don’t agree with what they are doing.” Brooke McLean, assistant director of library services, said that right now, the performance was only scheduled to take place at the Kincardine branch. “For the most part, people have been very supportive and open to the program about diversity and inclusiveness,” said McLean. “Library programs are open to everyone and staff hope they attend other programs that are of interest to them.”

Drag Queen Story Time a hit with parents and kids By Tammy Schneider was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Tammy Schneider

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