New York AG To Host Drag Queen Story Hour

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at a demonstration organized by faith leaders on the steps of City Hall in protest to the Staten Island, New York grand jury's recent decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in July on December 12, 2014 in New York City. Protests and demonstrations have continued throughout the nation since the Grand Jury verdict was announced last week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • New York attorney general Letitia James (D.) announced she is hosting a drag queen story hour “read-a-thon” for children “up to age 12,” an event that allows minors to explore “gender fluidity,” according to program organizers.
  • “My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon,” James said in an Instagram post, in which she invited “families with children” to join “city and state elected leaders” for the Sunday event.
  • The event “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” according to Drag Story Hour, the nonprofit organizing the event. “In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves.”
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