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Drag Queens Show Children the Joy of Diversity and Reading

Councilmember Daniel Dromm and drag queen Angel Elektra read to children last week. Emil Cohen / New York City Council

Parents and children packed a hall in Jackson Heights Library last week for a children’s book reading with an especially fabulous guide— drag queen Angel Elektra.

Thanks to the event’s popularity, Elmhurst Library at 86-07 Broadway will host another Drag Queen Story Hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Drag queen Miss B will read a book, lead crafts and sing songs with children ages 3 to 8 years old.

Drag Queen Story Hours were first held in San Francisco and now take place regularly in New York. The programs aim to promote reading and to teach children about diversity and difference.

Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), who is openly gay, provided funding for the events.

Dromm talked about the importance of promoting diversity to children and said that the playfulness of the event was an excellent way to encourage kids to read.

“The expressions of joy on their faces when they saw and interacted with Angel Elektra were priceless,” said Dromm “The flamboyancy and theatrics of Drag Queen Story Hour truly captured the children’s attention and helped facilitate learning.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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10 Comments

Tic Tac

So many other programs those funds could have gone to ,
Councilmember take care of the important matters first.
Such as traffic safety , organize a community cleanup etc.




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Tic Tac

Some many other programs those funds could have gone to ,
Councilmember take care of the important matters first.
Such as traffic safety , organize a community cleanup etc.




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R.Guimaraes

Since Councilmember Daniel Dromm provided funding for this particular event he should also provide funding for others , such as anti-crime , cleaning up graffiti , planting trees etc.




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R.Guimaraes

Since Councilmember Daniel Dromm provided funding for this particular event he also provide funding for others , such as anti-crime , cleaning up graffiti , planting trees etc.




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Ernesto

Dromm has completely lost his mind. He loves drag queens, evidenced by the broken down ones every year in the Queens Pride festival. Just continue the stereotype that gays love drag queens and make us all look like fools. Promote diversity in a better way than this!




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Richie V Rabid Activist

Age 3 ?

In support programs
of diversity

Age 3 ?

Either way …
Great effort




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tony

“Councilmember Daniel Dromm…..provided funding for the events.”

Great, for a moment I thought it was paid for by us tax payers.




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