Library’s Drag Queen story time triggers online backlash

Parents have expressed anger and concern over a Hertfordshire library’s plans to host a Drag Queen Story Hour next month.

Hitchin Library is hosting adult entertainer Ruby Violet on March 21 for a reading session with young children.

On its website, the library said it was “very excited” to be hosting Violet.  The event, which cost £2 per person, has sold out.

“This is a wonderful family friendly event which will see Ruby Violet share stories and songs of inclusivity, individuality and love,” the library said.

“As part of this event, there will also be the opportunity for children and their grown-ups to create their own absolutely fabulous crown to take home, as well as the chance to grab a photo with the amazing Ruby Violet.”

But some parents and women’s rights campaigners have said that the event is inappropriate for young children.

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