December 8, 2016

California: “San Francisco Public Library Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour For Children”

The event mentioned below is part of an upcoming exhibition titled, “20 Years of the Queerest.Library.Ever.” celebrating the 2oth anniversary of the The James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library.

From SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle:

What do drag queens and children have in common?

They both find joy in wrapping themselves in feather boas and all things shiny and glittery.

A San Francisco nonprofit recognizes this shared interest in dressing up and is joining forces with the San Francisco Public Library to bring drag queens and children together.

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The group has hosted two similar events and Radar executive director Juliana Delgado Lopera said they were a success.

“I think generally queers are not mixed with kids—especially drag queens,” Delgado Lopera said. “It’s really beautiful to have drag queens painting children’s faces and telling stories. It’s disrupting that idea that queers can’t mix with kids.”

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See Also: More About This and Other Events in the SFPL News Release, “SFPL Celebrating 20 Years of the Queerest.Library.Ever.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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