City of West Hollywood Presents DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
Continuing Literary Series will be Featured Saturday, June 23rdduring Annual “One City One Pride” Celebration
WHO: Recurring Drag Queen Story Hour favorites, Pickle (pictured), Devan M, Frieda Laye (“Chicos Angels”), and more.
WHY: Children are invited to bring their parents and guardians and join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division at the gorgeous West Hollywood Library for “Drag Queen Story Hour.”
WHERE/WHEN: City of West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
11 a.m. – 12 noon, SATURDAY, June 23, 2018
What the parents say: “Fantastic . . . all kids’ questions were answered well . . . . openings for healthy, continued conversations at home.”
What the children say: “What I like about story hour is that Pickles is very nice and she taught me about people who are different than me!” ️ (quote by Bennett Miller- he wanted to include and chose these emojis too).
“I love it when the drag queens tell stories because they are really funny and super sassy too. They make the kids and the grown-ups laugh real loud.” (quote by N.L.)
The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates pride in 2018 with the festival theme “I Remember” – honoring our shared history, and the people and events that paved the way for the rights we hold dear today. One City One Pride consists of mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30 (Harvey Milk Day through the end of June Pride month). For more information and a full schedule visit www.weho.org/pride.
The City of West Hollywood – The City of West Hollywood is like no other city in the world. Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the city was incorporated in 1984 by a unique collaboration of people including LGBT activists and advocates for affordable housing. At only 1.9 square miles, and with approximately 35,000 residents, West Hollywood is a robust economic and cultural center instilled with idealism, creativity, and innovation. A spirit of community activism and civic pride thrives in West Hollywood. For more information, please visit www.weho.org.
City of West Hollywood Presents Drag Queen Story Hour, June 23, 2018, page two
The West Hollywood Library – Since its official opening in 2011, the 32,000 square foot, LEED-certified West Hollywood Library serves as the centerpiece of the West Hollywood community. Owned by the City of West Hollywood and operated by the County of Los Angeles, the Library is designed to showcase the City’s rich intellectual, literary and cultural diversity and provide a landmark facility for the community’s passionate commitment to lifelong learning.
Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by Michelle Tea is Drag Queens reading progressive literature to kids of all ages! It’s just what it sounds like – glittering, magical drag queens capturing the imagination, playfulness and gender fluidity of childhood, while giving kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models. At Drag Queen Story Hour, children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people present as they wish – a world where dress up is real.