First of all, what is Drag Queen Story Hour? Essentially, it’s where men dress up as women (often famous female stars), go to public schools and read short stories to elementary aged children. The books the drag queens read to the children are usually centered around the homosexual lifestyle, how cross dressing is “normal” and should be embraced, and stories that promote the destruction of the family unit.
Drag Queen Story Hour was created by RADAR Productions along with Michelle Tea in San Francisco, according to the Drag Queen Story Hour website, with headquarters in New York City.
“Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
Devin Crosland, who goes by “Clare Apparently” when masquerading as a woman on stage is scheduled to attend the Vancouver Community Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour” on Saturday, February 9th at 2:30 p.m., according to an event created on Facebook.
Crosland, dressed as “Clare Apparently” performed a disgustingly perverse act in 2017 where he dressed as “Ms. Frizzle” from the beloved children’s show The Magic School Bus. During the performer’s act, the song “I Think We’re Alone Now” plays in the background while Crosland “mouths” the words.
Not only does “Clare Apparently” begin to flirt with the cardboard cut out of the bus (which is a main character in the cartoon series), but when the assistant holding the cardboard cut out of the bus pulls out a dildo, “Clare Apparently” begins to rub the dildo on his chest, stroke the dildo with his hands, performs oral sex on the sex toy, then simulates penetration. After the abhorrent “performance” Crosland pretends to smoke a cigarette.
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“Clare Apparently” performed the act at the “Death of Glitter: Generf*ck Cabaret” in 2017. According to their website, the show was created in 2015 by J. Alanna and Lisa “Delta Flyer” Q. as “a way to raise funds for Portland, Ore. based gender non-conforming non-profits.” The site’s about section claims they have supported Brave Space, Cascade AIDS Project, TransActive and other LGBT related organizations.
A rally will be held outside the Vancouver Community Library (located at 901 C St, Vancouver, Washington, 98660) on Saturday during the Drag Queen Story Hour in protest.
If you’d like to respectfully express your concerns on allowing such behavior into the classroom, contact:
Amelia Shelley – Executive Director
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries – Operations Center
1007 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver WA 98663