New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced that she will host a “Drag Story Hour” event in New York City aimed at families with children. Co-sponsored by The Pride Center of Staten Island, Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Destination Tomorrow, the event will feature drag storytellers and city and state elected leaders.
Fox News reports the event has received mixed reactions, with some praising James for promoting inclusivity and diversity, while others have criticized her for promoting a controversial agenda to children. The announcement of the event came shortly after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration revoked a Miami hotel’s liquor license for exposing children to “sexually explicit content” by way of a Christmas-themed drag show last December.
New York AG Letitia James is holding a drag queen event for children along with a number of other elected officials.
Our tax dollars are being used by government officials to fund and promote the sexualization of our children. pic.twitter.com/uyDUwaTqYX
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) March 14, 2023
James shared a flier for the event on her Instagram page, titled “Drag Story Hour NYC with New York State Attorney General Letitia James,” which indicated that she wanted children to attend. The event has infuriated some conservatives on Twitter, with many questioning the need for government-funded drag shows for children. Despite the criticism, James has declared that her office is proud to host the Drag Story Hour read-a-thon on Sunday.