Saturday, October 26, 2019

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like, drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. 

DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. 

In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real..

“Drag Queen Story Hour is a fun and important program that celebrates diversity in the way that children may dress and act. It encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace unfettered exploration of self. Programs like DQSH encourage acceptance of difference and help to prevent bullying, while providing an enjoyable literary experience,” told Judy Zuckerman, director of Youth and Family Services, Brooklyn Public Library.

DQSH events are happening all over the world at libraries, schools, bookstores, museums, summer camps, afterschool programs, and other community spaces. Each chapter is independently operated and funded.

Find an event near you and make donations here.

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