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The Durham Children’s Aid Society has teamed up with Durham Youth Pride to promote Drag Queen Storytime events at libraries across the region for a period of two weeks in May and June.
According to a statement on the Youth Pride Facebook page, public libraries in the Durham region have been partnering with the Children’s Aid Society and Youth Pride for the past five years to bring the “family-friendly community event” to local families.
There are eight separate Drag Queen Storytime events advertised, starting on May 27 at Brock Libraries and ending on June 10 at Clarington Public Library.
In the statement signed by the board chairs of all participating libraries, Youth Pride describes Drag Queen Storytime as being a program attended by children with their parents that “celebrates diversity and teaches love, inclusion, and acceptance in a safe space.”
Such events draw protests all over Canada now, with protesters objecting to children being exposed to an adult form of entertainment. Others argue that Drag Queen Storytime is a form of indoctrination and an attempt to thrust queer theory onto impressionable young minds.
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