Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently shared a flyer on her social media account encouraging people to defend the drag story hour event in NYC.
The event will be held at the Jackson Heights Library on Dec. 29. The far-left flyer shared on Instagram invites supporters of drag queen story hour to “protect queer spaces and expression under threat from the far-right.”
The flyer promotes wearing regular clothes along with a mask. It also asks for “rainbow swag, non-amplified noisemakers, musical instruments, joy and love.”
The other slide on the flyer explains. “The far-right has placed a target on drag story hours nationwide, and New York is no exception. Queer community members and allies will be there to show the fascists they are not welcome, but that kids and drag queens are.” The flyer ends by encouraging to show support for queer and trans people and make a safe space for the kids and grownups as well.
New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams showed unwavering support for drag queen story hour in a statement earlier this year.
Republicans, on other hand, aim to limit these events as they are unsuitable and inappropriate for kids under 10. Just last month, dozens of House Republicans proposed legislation that would prohibit the use of federal funds for such programs.
This act is an attempt to prevent taxpayers from funding events that have an inappropriate theme, drag queen story hour being one of them.
Rep. Mike Johnson explained that no federal tax dollars should go to any federal, state or local government agencies that expose children under 10 years of age to improper material.
In a lengthy Twitter post, Johnson said that the Democratic party and their allies are on a crusade to immerse young children in inappropriate imagery and radical gender ideology at school and in public.
The Democrat Party and their cultural allies are on a crusade to immerse young children in sexual imagery and radical gender ideology at school and in public. pic.twitter.com/Z5I8lZtVzH
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) October 18, 2022
Johnson also poked at the federally funded drag queen story hour at the Native Heritage Center in Alaska.
Despite the far-left attempts at legitimizing drag queen story hour, conservatives are pushing back against it.