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Would having a Drag Queen come for storytime at a daycare be acceptable where you live?

The following article is about a Drag Queen coming to a daycare in Montréal for storytime. This does not surprise me and is one of the reasons I really enjoy my home town (tolerance). What do you think the reaction would be in your area?
[cbc.ca]

By Lukian
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Dr Venkman described what would happen in my town nicely: human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

Wurlitzer Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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considering that children love fantasy and ''make believe,'' I don't have a problem with it. I'm assuming the story time has nothing to do with personal rights to gender expression, etc?

LucyLoohoo Level 8 Dec 3, 2018
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My boys and I would love it. The schools around me.. not so much.

Green_eyes Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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It would absolutely never happen in my rural community. Would it be ok by me? Sure.

Orbit Level 5 Dec 3, 2018
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Threads like this are why we need some Xians around here. Otherwise, we just get a liberal echo chamber of tolerance and reason. That's fine but it doesn't make for a compelling dialogue. There's no conflict.

Since we don't have an active Xian component to offer that conflict, I'll play Devil's advocate and post what I believe that person might say. I'm neither a Xian nor a parent but this person is both.

"This is disgusting! I would never allow my child to be exposed to such perversion! GOD made male and female! He did not make males who WANT to be females and such sinful behavior is repugnant in His eyes and His wrath will be felt at the time of Judgment! I pray for your souls!"

We need some Xians here.

Sgt_Spanky Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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Lol!

Lol. Nope we don't need Xtians here. I was asking essentially would the Drag Queen feel in some way endangered if this would happen in your neck of the woods.

@Lukian I know what you were asking, I felt it exposed a larger issue.

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Would not go over well in my area, but I don't care who's reading to my kid as long as he's engaged.

Alimacbean Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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Hi Ali, long time no see!

@Lukian What's shakin' bacon?

@Alimacbean I kinda asked first...

@Lukian Hanging in there!

@Alimacbean I hope it's not upside down? Wink!

@Lukian Upside down, sideways, and spinning in a circle!

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I hope not

Bobby9 Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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I think parents around here would have a fit, but I think it would be awesome.

bleurowz Level 8 Dec 4, 2018
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I would have no problem but here in rural NC it wouldn't be accepted .

Besalbub Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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One of the more famous drag queens in Chicago is a very good friend of mine, and they have been welcomed all over the city at Story Time with Drag Queens events.

pashaonenine Level 6 Dec 3, 2018
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As someone who briefly taught elementary school and also did subbing, I can state that a lot of school librarians are terrible at reading books to kids and if they can get anyone to instill fun, excitement and drama to get kids jazzed about reading it's a good thing. I live in a progressive city, so they've had drag queen reading hour here and it was no biggie.

PalacinkyPDX Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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I'm glad I am Canadian too and this would be little problem in any of our large cities. I know it would ruffle feathers in smaller rural communities of course. I doubt it would bother the kids ANYWHERE though. Kids are more genuine and tolerant from not being as programmed to have prejudices...yet.

Silverwhisper Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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There was an article on the BBC about a head teacher who is a drag queen in his spare time. No one really bothered.

Amisja Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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Never.

bigpawbullets Level 8 Dec 3, 2018
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that was honest.

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Depends. I know people who would throw a fit, some who laugh about it and others who would think it was great.

PhoebeCat Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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maybe the undertone of the question is, would a Drag Queen feel safe doing this (if invited) and been part of a news article?

@Lukian
Sure, nothing would happen to them here.

@PhoebeCat Las Vegas! of course!

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Would the Drag Queen be simply reading the story or giving hilarious commentary and sticking around for makeup tips? Either way I highly doubt anyone would even bat an eye (pun intended) in the very open and accepting state of Hawaii. In NC however things would be mighty tense....especially if god forbid (pun again intended)....the Drag Queen had to use a restroom.

MauiMike Level 5 Dec 3, 2018
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I doubt it would go over well at a church daycare, but at some for profit ones and the library, I think generally people would be okay with it.

KissedbySun Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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I think it would be great. My area is capital “C” conservative, loaded with old white narrow minded men. I doubt it would fly here.

Holiday Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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No way would it be acceptable where I live.

bingst Level 8 Dec 3, 2018
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that's kinda an answer I was looking for.

@Lukian I didn't read the article. In regards to one of your other comments, yes a drag queen would most likely feel endangered, maybe less in the moment... in public... with lots of ppl around. But later on? With nobody around? Yikes!

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Hard to say. I do think there would be some push back from the religious folks in this town. smile003.gif
It is a college town so the issue would be with the permanent residents.

silverotter11 Level 8 Dec 3, 2018
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It should be accepted anywhere.

tmacdiver2002 Level 4 Dec 3, 2018
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