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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 has chapters all over the world!

Support Us

In recent months, DQSH has been the target of several attacks from those who wish to prevent us from spreading our message of love and acceptance to children around the world.  But we refuse to be silenced!  Now more than ever we need your help to fight back against these anti-LGBTQ attacks. Our goal is to strengthen our organization and ensure that our local DQSH chapters across the country have the resources they need to face backlash in their own communities. We hope you’ll join us in spreading our playful passion to all corners of our country and world—especially those that could use a bit of a makeover when it comes to diversity and acceptance.  Learn More and Donate →

Events

Chapters

Drag Queen Story Hour events are happening all over the world at libraries, schools, bookstores, museums, summer camps, afterschool programs, and other community spaces!  Please email us if you’d like to get connected with your local DQSH chapter and to book an event.  (And, if you’re a drag queen, please contact us if you’d like to join our program!)  Or, if there aren’t events already happening in your community, we’ve got resources to help you organize your own event!

Annapolis, MD
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Bristol, UK
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Denver, CO
Garnerville, NY
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles, CA
Middletown, CT
Milwaukee, WI

Nebraska
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
North New Jersey
Portland, OR
Reading, PA
Riverside, CA
San Francisco, CA
St. Paul, MN
Tulsa, OK
Vancouver, WA
Vermont
Westchester, NY

Organize Your Own Events

If you’re not nearby to one of our chapters, 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!

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Show Off Your Drag Queen Story Hour Style!

Our NYC chapter’s raising funds by selling amazing tote bags and our new Dragtivity Book, created by our friends at Sez Me!

Press

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 contact our LA, NYC, or SF organizers.