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What Is 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.

Read about the herstory and creators of DQSH.


Organize Your Own Events

If you don’t yet have a DQSH chapter in your community, we’ve put together some guidelines for how to plan your own event, including tips on working with a venue, some of our favorite books, and questions that may come up! Email with any questions and to keep us posted about your events!

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Support DQSH and have fun at the same time!

Dragtivity Book Front Cover

The Dragtivity Book

$12 each (or buy 2+ for $10 each!)

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DQSH Tote Bags

$20 each


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!

Write About Us

If you’re a reporter who would like to cover one of our upcoming events, please reach out to your local chapter or contact our headquarters in New York City.