Drag Story Hour was back in City of West Hollywood this past weekend on Saturday June 17, 2023 and there wasn’t a single protestor in sight during the one-hour reading, which took place at the West Hollywood library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The reading took place without a hitch. which in complete contrast to the April 15th reading which attracted one protester and a large mob of anti-protestors who said they were their to support and defend the event. By the time Drag Story Hour had ended, a man had been punched in the head and there were allegations of robbery, vandalism and battery during the event.
It’s not yet clear why protestors were MIA at Drag Story Hour in WeHo. Maybe they forgot. Maybe they got bored and moved on to something else. Maybe they were tired after protesting at Dodgers Stadium earlier last week. Or maybe they were afraid they’d get arrested after the drama that unfolded at WeHo Pride earlier this month.
Drag Story Hour is free and family friendly. This program has been funded by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division since 2017 and is presented in partnership with the staff of the West Hollywood Library. The series of story time readings by drag performers for children of all ages is presented by the City of West Hollywood in partnership with the West Hollywood Library. June’s Drag Story Hour reader was Amber Crane.
Drag Story Hour was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco in 2015. In 2017, the City’s Arts Division funded the first Drag Story Hour at the West Hollywood branch of the LA County Public Library. The West Hollywood series is produced by Pickle the Drag Queen.
Dates for Drag Story Hour for the remainder of the year include:
All readings take place in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
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.