Drag queen story hour draws protests

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) Nearly 300 children and their guardians attended Drag Queen Story Hour in Evansville, Indiana Sunday.

The library says over 150 children and their guardians were turned away due to capacity.

In anticipation of a large turnout, EVPL North Park had several activities, books, and crafts ready in the Children’s Tower for before and after the program and for those who were not able to attend the event.

Florintine Dawn, the Drag Queen performer, read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and Goodnight Moon. Children also danced to “The Hokey Pokey,” “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” and “Freeze Dance.”

Not everybody in attendance felt the same way. Dozens protested outside of the event.

“A lot of people think that we hate them and I’ve been saying that, God loves you, and God bless you. I just think it was really something that was harmful,” said protester Rex Charles.


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