Ohio Speaker weighs in on controversial drag class

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives is weighing in on a controversial class that was going to be taught at a Delaware library.

“Drag 101” was met with controversy and eventually moved to Secret Identity Comics after someone made a threat against those involved.

On Friday, House Speaker Larry Householder posted a letter he sent to the Ohio Library Council about the class.

“Our libraries are an incubator for thought and ideas, for debate and discussion,” Householder wrote in the letter. “On this point, we all can agree. But I can also assure you the taxpayers aren’t interested in seeing their hard-earned dollars being used to teach teenage boys how to become drag queens. I expect this to end immediately.”

Selena T. West, who is teaching the class, responded to Householder in a Facebook post.

“The speaker of the house Mr. Householder thought it was okay to demand an end to drag being a subject taught in public libraries,” West posted. “He doesn’t think there are individuals in the state who pay taxes for such a program. I called his office and they are giving the complaints to his staff. I ask you to give them a call especially if you live in his district. Shame on him.”

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