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    UPDATE! Drag Queen Storytime Featuring Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath and Pickle Gets Cancelled by Mob of Protestors

    A special Drag Queen Storytime featuring 3rd District Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath and Pickle Drag Queen was taken over by a mob of protestors who successfully cancelled the event this morning at San Fernando Library. West Hollywood Drag Laureate Pickle was scheduled to appear at 217 N Maclay Ave, San Fernando, in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month.

    “Join us for a fun drag storytime with our fabulous reader, Pickle the Drag Queen, sharing stories that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion,” reads the evite that was shared by Supervisor Harvath yesterday on social media. “This event is hosted by LA County’s Third District and will include an appearance from Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath.”

    Pickle arrived to a scene of angry protestors who pounded their fists in the air and held signs that read, “Our Kids, Our Consent.”

    “Protesters called Pickle a pervert and groomer, and chanted ‘leave our kids alone,'” said a witness who asked to remain anonymous out of concern for their safety. “It was poorly handled by police. One person waved a baby in Pickle’s face. That baby was weirdly asleep.”

    Sleeping baby aside, children were not inside the library when the protest took place according to a souce, but several people showed up in support of the event.

    According to our witness, Pickle was not able to break through the angry mob despite police escorts, who also tried to get Pickle through the back entrance of the library, but protestors blocked that entrance as well. They blocked the gate and used a table to barricade access into the library.

    San Fernando Police tried to sneak the Drag Laureate through vehicle, but the crowd did not budge and eventually, Drag Queen Storytime was cancelled at San Fernando Library. It is not yet clear if Supervisor Horvath’s team made the call to cancel the event, or if the call was made by San Fernando Police. 

    This marks the first time that a protest successfully cancels Drag Queen Storytime in Los Angeles County. The Glendale library cancelled an event last summer in anticipation of a protest, but a physical protest has never led to the cancellation of the event, according to a source.

    As West Hollywood Drag Laureate, Pickle serves to enhance the presence and appreciation of drag culture and arts in West Hollywood, as well as promote partnerships with West Hollywood business and community organizations; celebrate the spirit and special qualities of the City of West Hollywood and its residents; and inspire an emerging generation of drag artists by celebrating and promoting drag history.

    Pickle hosted Queer Family Day this past Friday the 13th, at La Brea Tar Pits, which was billed as frightfully fun day filled with festivities for the whole family. That event happened without a hitch.

    UPDATE

    Pickle posted the following message on her Instagram Stories:

    “Thank you everyone for your kind words of support and encouragement. I am ok. I’m glad that no one was hurt and I am once again deeply upset that people think it’s ok to demonstrate this behavior for children who are looking for a safe space to read and enjoy books.

    I will certainly not be intimidated by a mob and I am thoroughly disappointed that I and other patrons were physically prevented from entering a public library and that the program was cancelled. I will be pursuing a thorough investigation of what happened today and will not stop until responsible parties are held accountable. You have the right to assemble, you have the right to protest.

    You do NOT have the right to block people from public resources by barricading the door with a table.”

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    M H
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    6 months ago

    Proud of the performer for their bravery and resistance. I’m sorry you had to go through that and hope see more events like yours in my community.

    Lee
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    6 months ago

    The comments here show the illiberal bent of those determined to stop these events. A parent thinks a drag story hour is appropriate and fun for their child. The protesters think that they know better than the child’s parents what’s good for the child. In America we like to think that flag wavers are radically individualist types, but no. Most of them are eager to take their opinion and ram in down everyone else’s throats. And not in a good way.

    Natasha
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    Reply to  Lee
    6 months ago

    Sounds like you are the one ramming things down peoples throats. It’s a dumb event and very divisive. Drag brunches are great, drag story time for little kids is just stupid and just provides people like Ron DeSantis fuel to pass all kinds of anti-LGBTQ+ hate laws.

    Amandah
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    6 months ago

    So proud of the SF community!

    A human being
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    6 months ago

    Good on the parents for standing up to this mental illness.

    blueyedguy
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    6 months ago

    One thing the LGBTWA (founded by angry Lesbians like BLM) so-called community does is destroy gay humor. No more: “Gays are fun, dykes are glum!”

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  blueyedguy
    6 months ago

    Michael Grace on Havenhurst- why are you so racist?

    Natasha
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    6 months ago

    If you don’t like a post then respond but posting someone’s name and street is inappropriate especially if you’re not 100% sure that is the actual identity of the person. Regardless it’s inappropriate.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Natasha
    6 months ago

    Natasha,

    Just click on their username and you’ll see this person commented as that name before. I haven’t done anything inappropriate. Why would they comment under 20 different usernames like that? It seems very strange.

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  blueyedguy
    6 months ago

    BLM Is a terrorist group everybody knows it and another thing is getting the founders take the money and buy a house with it that was supposed to go to the organization?

    SO_CAL_RETAIL_SLUT
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    6 months ago

    They were there protesting Horvath’s lame brain proposed motion through Hahn to raise the hotel maids and the ride operators hourly wage at Magic Mountain, Universal Studios and hotels within the unincorporated areas to $25 and hour – then ricocheting to $30 an hour! The entire area of the north San Fernando Valley really should have been drawn into Supervisor Barger’s 5th district. The city of San Fernando and the northern area of the San Fernando Valley is light years away from WeHo. Polar opposites! Drag shows for kids in WeHo and on the west side would probably be fine… Read more »

    Chris
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    6 months ago

    Goof job parents!!! Common sense will prevail

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Chris
    6 months ago

    I’d guess most of these protestors aren’t even parents. Common sense is letting other parents bring their children to a story hour if they want to. No one is forcing you to go.

    Bighotrod
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    Reply to  Chris
    6 months ago

    “Goof job”? Yeah, that about sums up your contribution here. If you had any common sense yourself, you’d know that the only exposure those poor unfortunate kids of the protestors have to drag queens is their parents preoccupation with them. Without their parents obsession with drag, they would know nothing about it.

    Monica Guzmán
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    Reply to  Bighotrod
    6 months ago

    Kids shouldn’t be exposed to those type of sexual activities. No 3-5 yr old needs to see that

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Monica Guzmán
    6 months ago

    What is sexual about reading a book? Why are you sexualizing things? What is wrong with you?

    Jess
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    Reply to  Chris
    6 months ago

    Yes! Parents for the win!

    mike
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    Reply to  Jess
    6 months ago

    Most parents don’t want this in the schools. Ca has a failed school system.  California’s school system ranks at #44 in the United States — just six spots from the bottom of the list. Schools, nutcase Randi Weingarten, the radical corrupt school boards, and Government DON’T own our kids. PARENTS DO!

    Researchers for the 2022 Student Success Rankings analyzed 42 metrics into three key indicators of education success, Student Success, School Quality, and Student Physical & Mental Safety, and ranked California as #44.

    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Chris
    6 months ago

    Those parents bro I am drugs and child molesters themselves no drag queen has ever molesting a child have ever seen on the news it’s always a straight men and women all those parents should’ve been incarcerated that day because they were admitting their own guilt
    You’re probably a molester yourself and should be incarcerated

    Amandah
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    6 months ago

    You ok bro?

    Nicole Renee
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    6 months ago

    Craig Alex Levin:

    • Charges: Foreign travel to engage in sex with a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a minor, distribution and transportation of child pornography.
    • Occupation: Retired special education teacher

    try again pervert there’s numerous

    blueyedguy
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    6 months ago

    I didn’t know Horvath did male drag!

    Natasha
    Natasha
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    6 months ago

    They were protesting Lindsey Horvath not Pickle.

    Weho artist
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    6 months ago

    “Our Kids, Our Consent.”

    I’m confused. Is someone forcing their kids to go to drag queen story hour? It sounds more like they want to control other parents and their choices. Why do they care so much?

    Kiss it
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    6 months ago

    Well did pickle tuck his pickle?

    Proud LGBTQ+
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    6 months ago

    Complete IGNORANCE! Yes you…

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