Drag Queen Story Hour Returns to West Hollywood Library

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Drag Queen Reading Hour - Photo by Tony Coelho

Drag Queen Story Hour is back to the City of West Hollywood Library at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. The event, embraced by parents and children alike, returns on June 23, from 11am-12pm. It is part of a continuing Literary Series during “One City One Pride.”

Local West Hollywood drag queens are selected and rotate from month to month. Past readers include Pickle, Devan M, Frieda Laye and more.

Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by Michelle Tea is pretty much drag queens reading progressive literature to kids of all ages. It’s just what it sounds like – glittering, magical drag queens capturing the imagination, playfulness and gender fluidity of childhood, while giving kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models. At Drag Queen Story Hour, children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people present themselves as they wish – a world where dress up is real.

Children are invited to bring their parents and guardians and join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division at the gorgeous West Hollywood Library for an hour of drag queen storytelling.

“What I like about story hour is that Pickles is very nice and she taught me about people who are different than me,” ️said Bennett Miller.

“I love it when the drag queens tell stories because they are really funny and super sassy too. They make the kids and the grown-ups laugh real loud,” said N.L.

Parents also love the concept. “Fantastic . . . all kids’ questions were answered well . . . . openings for healthy, continued conversations at home,” said one parent.

The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates pride in 2018 with the festival theme “I Remember” – honoring our shared history, and the people and events that paved the way for the rights we hold dear today. One City One Pride consists of mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30 (Harvey Milk Day through the end of June Pride month). For more information and a full schedule visit www.weho.org/pride.

The West Hollywood Library – Since its official opening in 2011, the 32,000 square foot, LEED-certified West Hollywood Library serves as the centerpiece of the West Hollywood community. Owned by the City of West Hollywood and operated by the County of Los Angeles, the Library is designed to showcase the City’s rich intellectual, literary and cultural diversity and provide a landmark facility for the community’s passionate commitment to lifelong learning.

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