The Drag Story Hour Rally is back on after it was cancelled due to lack of any evidence that the event would be protested in West Hollywood. Organizers have gotten word that a small group of protestors intend to rally across the street from West Hollywood Library during Drag Story Hour this Saturday April 15, 2023, at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, starting at 9:30am.
“We are calling on all to join our community defense guard on Saturday,” reads a post being shared on social media by a representative for BAMN (By Any Means Necessary). “Across the country, Drag Queen Story Hours are being held in libraries, schools, churches and other places across the country. Events such as these, as well as the National Day of Action to Defend Gay and Trans Youth held March 31, and last Sunday’s proud Drag March in WeHo are a proud sign of the growing strength of the LGBT+ community and our supporters. Let’s do our part in Los Angeles and mobilize to ensure that the drag queens, families and their children can participate in the West Hollywood event safely, and that our communities are organized to defend against other attacks on LGBT+ people.”
Drag Story Hour is returning to the City of West Hollywood starting on April 15, 2023. 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.
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.
2023 Drag Story Hour
Saturday mornings at 11 am:
All readings take place in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.