I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want a gaggle of drag queens to teach my kids anything, let alone sexuality. But that is exactly what Maurice Sendak Community School in Brooklyn, New York did. It is all part of the Drag Queen Story Hour, in which drag queens go to schools and read to the kids about candy and free puppies.
According to the Drag Queen Story Hour website, the program “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.”
Well, whatever. These events usually take place in a library or a book store. While the former is a taxpayer-funded institution, I generally can’t get myself worked up over Drag Queen Story Hour at either venue. After all, you have to bring your children there. I might fervently wish that any parents who wish to indoctrinate their children in this fashion would forever be cursed with brown avocados on their artisan toast, but that’s more or less where my caring ends.
Public schools, however, are a different matter entirely. Not only are schools funded by taxpayer dollars, but children are generally roped into such presentations without significant parental input.
Where are the parents at? Do they really believe their children are getting something valuable from these sessions, especially at five years old? Let them grow up normally, with the same values your parents instilled in you. When they become adults, they can decide if they want to get involved. And to show your support, you can even buy them a ticket to San Francisco.