If you’ve been reading Twitchy for a while, you’ll know that inviting drag queens to come read to children at the public library is, like, a real thing now.
We first noticed it at the Edmonton Public Library in Canada, where drag queens read books like “The Boy Who Cried Fabulous” and gave little children their very own drag queen names.
— Edm Public Library (@EPLdotCA) June 11, 2017
You can’t stop a great idea like that from spreading, and until just recently the Houston Public Library was offering its very own Drag Queen Story Time, but the organizers are shutting it down.
Organizers shutter Houston’s Drag Queen Story Time https://t.co/7xtzLOulOu
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) March 20, 2019
The organizers, Trent Lira and Devin Will, are pulling the plug and according to the Houston Chronicle, the pair wrote a letter to Houstonia magazine claiming that anti-LGBT groups had been threatening library employees and participants.
Oh, and there was the thing about one of the readers having sexually assaulted an 8-year-old child. Now the library runs background checks on readers to keep out the registered sex offenders.
*after inviting a child molester https://t.co/2Hs3GznpaT
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 20, 2019
No mention of the convicted child predator in the headline…interesting
— Jacob Smith (@SocietyReviews) March 20, 2019
"How can we write a headline to conceal the real reason for the shuttering and make it look it was total evil homophobia and the drag queens are victims of bigotry? I know!"
— Fresh (@FreshAiracle) March 20, 2019
The paper does make it a point to note that a conservative anti-LGBT group MassResistance, seems to have outed Albert Garza, who was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old child in 2009, for which he received five years of probation and community supervision.
At the same time those of us in the LGBT should condemn a child sex offender. That drag queen should not be working in any bar anywhere in the community.
— Justin Bryan Galloway ? (@JustinBGalloway) March 20, 2019
Does it make us anti-LGBT that we think the whole drag queen scene should be adults only? 18 and up maybe?
James Woods: Isn’t this photo of 10-year-old drag queen with a naked man child pornography? https://t.co/FtyHhqnZro
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 12, 2019
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