We were crossing Death Valley and you just simply cannot do that without stopping somewhere along the road, enticing all your little family to exit the air-conditioned van leaving their water bottles behind, and belly-up a sand dune, bare feet dragging uselessly behind in a desperate search for water.
It was all fun-and-games for a photo-op.
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is not that.
DQSH is a barren, waterless wasteland spreading across America where in libraries and schools “men dressed up as garishly adorned women read LGBTQ-themed books to young children.”
Under the guise of promoting acceptance, inclusivity and diversity, DQSH in truth is purposed “to promote deviancy” and “to groom the next generation.”
“This is going to be the grooming of the next generation,” said drag queen Dylan Pontiff in his address to the Lafayette City-Parish Council in Louisiana.
“We are trying to groom the next generation.”
Pontiff helped organize a DQSH for children as young as three at the Lafayette Public Library, as reported by LifeSiteNews.com.
In March of 2018, the Public Library Association (PLA) hosted its biennial national conference in the City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – and among the programs offered was one entitled “Drag Queen Story Hour: Reading Fabulously”.
Shared with attendees for titles to read in setting up their own DQSH were those that “best support a program for young children exploring gender fluidity.”
First listed on the program handout touting the spread of “The Ever Growing Queendom” was Rachel Aimee, New York City DQSH chapter founder.
Speaking of spreading, those in the audience during the DQSH presentation of that March meeting of library enthusiasts – official representatives and staff – from across the country may or may not have known that Aimee co-founded in 2005, developed and was editor-in-chief of “$pread”, a sex-workers magazine.
“$pread” was “criticized by some branches of feminism that believe that sex work is inherently degrading.”
Aimee believes otherwise.
Aimee’s “$pread” website declares of her magazine staff, “Most of us are real sex workers. Among us are street workers, pro-dommes, escorts, strippers, nude models, porn workers and pretty much anything else you can think of.”
“The assumption that sex workers are too dumb to publish a magazine really pisses us off,” Aimee wrote.
When asked what was next for “$pread”, Aimee responded “We’re looking for sex workers to paint, mutilate, or otherwise decorate sex toys” for her then-upcoming show’s special exhibit entitled “One Sex Worker Nation Under Dildo.”
If your search engine is set to filter out adult content, then you may not know what ‘dildo’ means, nor the world Aimee envisioned.
Did the members of your library association where you live attend the Rachel Aimee, NYC Director of DQSH, sponsored event at the March 2018 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia?
And, just as important, even as political districts vet their candidates, does your library district screen for character those who would stand before your children, your grandchildren, the children of your community?
Does it matter?