Having already turned Drag Queen Story Hour into a “normal” feature of public libraries all over the country, the organizers behind this queer event are looking to widen their audience and taken these events straight into the public school system. As NY Post editor Sohrab Ahmari noted this week, the controversial entertainers are set to make a splash with an upcoming appearance at Brooklyn’s Public School 118.
“In an effort to continue to strengthen and enhance inclusiveness and diversity in our school, the first grade will be taking part in a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour!’” a notification to parents read.
The performer, continued the notification, “will read to the students, all while teaching into ideas of inclusiveness, gender fluidity and gender roles, family structures, acceptance, empathy, and individuality.”
For the uninitiated, here’s how the official DQSH website describes their trademark show: “Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
We’re so old that we remember a time when a man in a dress could go to a school, explain that he wanted to teach first-graders about their “gender fluidity,” and leave in handcuffs.
But yeah, hooray for progress…
To be sure, not everyone is on board this particular LGBT train.
In an interview with The Daily Caller this week, Vince Torres of the Family Policy alliance said he was concerned that Drag Queen Story Hour could soon hold “regularly featured events in public libraries and even schools across America.”
“In addition to promoting gender fluidity, there is an underlying effort to undermine parents’ authority in the lives of their children,” Torres said. “As such, parents need to be aware of this and other efforts aimed at sexualizing and indoctrinating their children.”
Beyond the obvious question – “Why the hell do our elementary school kids need to be exposed to this crap?” – there is a more sinister problem looming large in the background. As much as the left would like to have us believe that concepts such as gender fluidity and dysphoria are part of the “settled science” category, they are anything but. It’s already deeply troubling that psychiatrists and pediatric physicians are standing at the ready to recommend hormones and puberty-blockers to kids as young as eight. Do we really want to compound the problem by pushing kids in this direction with school-sponsored “queer events” like Drag Queen Story Hour?
Unfortunately, if parents are too worried about being bashed as “bigots” for standing up to this BS, the LGBT propaganda machine will surely win.