New York's Dem AG to Host Drag Queen Story Hour

Event 'captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood,' according to organizers

New York attorney general Letitia James (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
March 15, 2023

New York attorney general Letitia James (D.) announced she is hosting a drag queen story hour "read-a-thon" for children "up to age 12," an event that allows minors to explore "gender fluidity," according to program organizers.

"My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon," James said in an Instagram post, in which she invited "families with children" to join "city and state elected leaders" for the Sunday event.

The event "captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models," according to Drag Story Hour, the nonprofit organizing the event. "In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves."

The sold-out event will be held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City and is co-sponsored by the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libraries. All elected officials participating in the event are Democrats.

While James is planning the drag event, police officers are fleeing the New York Police Department in droves. In light of the crime surge in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams (D.) this month told shop owners to ban face masks in stores.

James is just the latest Democrat to use government funds to support sexualized actors performing for children. The White House welcomed a drag story hour performer in December and Michigan's attorney general called for a "drag queen for every school."

Libraries across the country have hosted drag queen story hours while turning away Christian authors.