Brookline Public Library Hosting Two June Drag Queen Story Hours

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Brookline Public Library is holding several events celebrating homosexuality and transgenderism for Pride month, including two drag queen story hours.

The events, advertised for kids ages 3-8 and their families, call for kids to “join a fabulous queen from the Boston chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour for a family storytime!”

“Drag Queen Story Hour” is a country-wide non-profit organization that promotes and organizes events in which drag queens (who are most typically homosexual men or biological men who identify as something other than masculine impersonating female singers or dancers) read stories to audiences of children.

The organization’s About page describes itself as capturing “the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”

“In spaces like this,” the page continues, “kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves!”

Brookline Public Library’s advertisement for the drag queen story hours says the program “promotes self-love, creativity, and literacy.”

Brookline Public Library plans to host its first drag queen story hour of the month on Monday, June 5, at its Coolidge Corner branch. The second is set to happen on Wednesday, June 28, at the Putterham Library.

This is not the first time the library has hosted a drag queen story hour. In 2019, the Brookline Village Library hosted Kirbie Fullyloaded in an event for 3-to-8-year-olds.

Fullyloaded was described in a Facebook post by Drag Highlight in 2019 as a drag queen whose “aesthetic is where slutty and kawaii meet.”

NewBostonPost contacted the library on Tuesday, May 30 asking which drag queen would be reading for the June events. A spokesman could not immediately be reached.

The events are popular with some.

“Exposing kids at that age, very early on, that people can be different and still super nice is a good opportunity for them to see,” a Brookline mom who took her kids to the 2019 event told Wicked Local.

“I hope that they feel free to explore, when they’re a little bit older, whatever they want to be,” she continued.

This month, the library will also have three Pride button-making events “featuring a wide range of Pride flags and pronouns.”

All month long, “kids and tweens” can request a scavenger list to search for Pride flags and “LGBTQIA+ figures.”

On Wednesday, June 7, the library is featuring a class titled “Queer & Trans History: Looking Back and Moving Forward,” taught by Matisse DuPont, who has a master’s degree in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons University in Boston.


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