Hosts Of Drag Queen Story Hour Dig In Their Heels While Under Attack

Posted June 18, 2022 by with 9 comments

The AP has a detailed summary of what’s been going on at Drag Queen Story Hours nationwide (and how right-wing psychos are actually just using the hatred, bigotry, and fear to get more votes), and here’s an excerpt:

Framing LGBTQ people as endangering children builds on the same playbook anti-gay crusaders used in the 1970s, said Don Haider-Markel, a University of Kansas political science professor.

“The term they used at that time was recruitment,” Haider-Markel said. “Now they’ve just switched that to groomers. It’s old wine in a new bottle.”

It’s a strategy conservative candidates are using to motivate white evangelical Christians to vote, according to Randall Balmer, a Dartmouth College historian of American religion.

“The drag queen story hour plays right into their fears that the children are going to be led astray by evil or satanic or alien ideas,” Balmer said.

Several politicians have discussed plans for legislation to ban drag shows for kids or punish parents for taking their kids to one.