December 2022 was a busy month for the Drag Queen Story Hour protests in Manhattan. (others were held in Queens and Staten island)
.On Dec 10, 2022, we were at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Leading the protest with signs and chants that begged let the Kids to be Kids, not to aspire to be Drag Queens.
There is lovely family-friendly children’s section. But, what is being read to the children at these DQSH is too often ignored. Say No to Grooming. Let the Kids be Kids!
. Stop The Grooming and Stop the Lies that those who oppose the DQStory Hours are anti-LGBTQ+. The issues are what is appropriate for CHILDREN.
The libraries, the City Council, the media are all influenced by the Socialist/Marxist/Facist orgs who foster the Big Lie that Save The Children is a cover for White Supremacy; Maga-nuts who hate-on the Gay Community so sadly the libraries are planning more and more DQSH.
.Once inside the 40th Street branch I caught a quick glimpse in the reading room before a librarian started quizzing me…did I have a child. (see videos)
Part 1 video
.Next two gallery composites were captured by S Miller of the Drag Performer reading. (Still do not know what book was being read)
.Part 2 video emotions ran high between the naive parents and the protestors.
There was also a second floor mezzanine with some boisterously vocal teens.
And then this unfortunately impassioned fellow who swung at the protestors and then landed a punch to the chest to the officer attempting to calm him down. (A swift arrest followed.)
Part 3 video
.Flickr Slide Show
The protest continued outside with sidewalk chalking, chanting and engaging the passersby. As the one fellow was taken away by the police, one noisy female heckler was separated from the Guardians of Divinity by the NYPD. (Guess they needed some quiet).
All in all, it was a successful protest.
(Three Manhattan reports will follow … wrapping up 2022 …)
[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]