The Proud Boys are waging war on Pride Month. Drag Queen Story Hours for children are a big, sparkly target.
Added 06-23-22 07:14:02pm EST - “The extremist group is waging war on Pride Month. Drag performers reading to children are their biggest, most sparkly target.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The Proud Boys are waging war on Pride Month. Drag Queen Story Hours for children are a big, sparkly target.”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Twice in two weeks, at libraries in North Carolina and in California, members of the Proud Boys have crashed Pride Month events for kids — in angry pursuit of storytellers in large wigs and very high heels.
"Bring out the drag queens!" witnesses say members of the Cape Fear chapter of the extremist group chanted on Tuesday, outside a locked reading-room door at a library three miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina — as a half-dozen frightened preschoolers and their parents listened inside.
"It wasn't even a drag queen event," Emily Kaufman of the Anti-Defamation League told Insider. "It was Pride Storytime, and they were reading 'Heather has two Mommies' and 'Daddy & Dada.'"
Even the rumor of Drag Queen Story Hour was enough for seven or eight men in Proud Boys regalia to try to enter the room and to lead other demonstrators in demanding to "see the drag queen," according to WHQR.
The New York City-based program brings drag queens to schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country, to read to kids in a celebration of books and diversity.
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