Story hour hosted by drag performers sees some opposition

HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (AP) — A story hour hosted by drag performers at a suburban Detroit public library is seeing some opposition about a year after it made its debut.

Similar programs have taken place around the U.S. for years and sometimes faced criticism . The Detroit Free Press reports some people have voiced opposition to the Huntington Woods Library’s “Drag Queen Story Time” event, which started in 2017.

Allison Iversen is a Huntington Woods commissioner and says “it seems like the wrong way to teach this kind of acceptance.” She says she worries it could be “planting a seed” about gender fluidity.

Jon Pickell is a library clerk. He disputes the criticism, saying: “You’re not going to end up as transsexual . because you saw a drag queen story hour.”

The next event is set for Jan. 26.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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