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Drag Queens Are Teaching Kids About Inclusion By Hosting Story Hours Across The Country

One organization has come up with a fun and unique way to promote a love of reading while teaching children empathy and acceptance.

If you've never heard of Drag Queen Story Hour before, chances are this popular event will be coming to a library near you soon.

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is a non-profit aimed at promoting literacy for children with the help of gender-fluid role models.

The idea was started by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco. It didn't take long for this idea to become a national and international phenomenon.

The idea is simple.

Drag Queens host story hours at a local library, school, or bookstore in their area. There are now official DQSH chapters across the country, so chances are events are being held in your area.

Besides promoting the importance and fun of reading, these Drag Queens also help promote inclusion.

Drag Queens often read stories that highlight inclusion and acceptance, and their very presence gives children strong, non-binary role models to look up to.

While some parents might be uncomfortable with the idea, the story hours are structured to be age-appropriate.

At the end of the day, the events are all about having fun and learning about diversity. Where were these story hours when I was a kid?

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