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About Drag Queen

Story Hour

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.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up in other cities across the US, Canada, and the UK!

If you live in one of these three cities, contact us to bring DQSH to your library, school, or bookstore! If you live somewhere else, organize your own DQSH!

Upcoming Events

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Drag Queen Story Hours have been covered in a whole bunch of media, from the New Yorker to Vice and beyond!  Check out some of our favorite stories below!

Drag Queen Story Hour has also appeared in: LA Weekly, NBC NewsFusionInternational Business Times (Australia), Attitude Magazine (UK), Tablet, and Brooklyn Paper.

Write About Us

If you’re a reporter who would like to cover one of our upcoming events, please contact our LA, NYC, or SF organizers.

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