Illinois library defends 'drag queen bingo' event for teens

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After coming under fire for promoting an upcoming “Drag Queen Bingo” event for teenagers, an Illinois library released a statement Monday to defend its decision and “identify misconceptions that are being spread through various outlets.”

The Downers Grove Public Library (DGPL) statement comes after the anti-woke parents group Awake Illinois publicly called for DGPL to cancel the event, which is set for ages 12-18 on October 11 “in celebration of National Coming Out Day.”

DGPL Public Relations Manager Cindy Khatri told Patch the library has no plans to cancel the Drag Queen Bingo event, which will feature Aurora calling out bingo numbers and performing songs.

In the statement in response to criticism from parents, DGPL wrote:

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