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    Comedian Matt Braunger Recalls Drag Queen Story Time with Pickle and Special Guest Idina Menzel

    A recent YouTube video posted on February 28, by comedian Matt Braunger, brings humor to Drag Queen Story Time in West Hollywood. He recalls taking his daughter Rose to see Pickle Drag Queen on the day that Idina Menzel was a special guest. Manzel plays the role of Elsa in the 2013 animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

    “For those of you who don’t have a daughter younger than five, you might not know this, but Elsa in Frozen is their Jesus Christ,” he joked. “Little girls are taking a knee like, ‘My Lord…,’ laying down weapons of fealty. It was insane. They’re just crying, and I was like, whoa, it’s like our parents saw Elvis kind of thing.”

    Braunger also addresses parents who have a problem with taking their children to Drag Story Time. “A lot of these people are like, ‘I would never take my kid to Drag Queen Story Time.’ Do you read to your kid? No. Like, do you see the problem here? What’s the argument? They’re going to indoctrinate your kids? Do you think drag queens want to make other drag queens? That’s a competitive market, man. Have you seen Drag Race? It’s like the Highlander. There can be only one.”

    Click on the clip below:

    The City of West Hollywood began its 2024 season of Drag Story Hour on Saturday, February 10, 2024, featuring drag performer Miss Barbie-Q at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room.

    Drag Story Hour is a series of Saturday-morning story time readings by drag performers for children of all ages presented by the City of West Hollywood in partnership with West Hollywood Library. The program aims to create a safe and welcoming space for children and their families to explore the beauty of diversity, acceptance, and self-expression.

    All 2024 season Drag Story Hour events are scheduled to take place on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. Mark your calendars for future 2024 Drag Story Hour events: Saturday, April 13, 2024; Saturday, June 29, 2024; Saturday, August 10, 2024; Saturday, October 5, 2024, 11 a.m.; and Saturday, December 7, 2024. Check the LA County Public Library calendar of events for updates.

    Drag Story Hour was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco in 2015. In 2017, the City of West Hollywood, through its Arts Division, funded the first Drag Story Hour at West Hollywood Library, which is part of LA County Public Library. The West Hollywood Drag Story Hour series is produced by Pickle the Drag Queen, who was recently appointed as the City of West Hollywood’s first Drag Laureate. Pickle is one of only two Drag Laureates in the United States.

    The City of West Hollywood delivers a broad array of arts programs including Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Arts Grants for Individuals and Nonprofit Arts Organizations, City Poet Laureate, Drag Laureate, Free Theatre in the Parks, Library Exhibits and Programming, Summer and Winter Sounds, WeHo Reads, WeHo Pride Arts Festival (formerly called the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival), and Urban Art Program (permanent public art). More information at: www.weho.org/arts.

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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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