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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 all over the world!

Upcoming Events

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Organize Your Own Drag Queen Story Hour

If you live in one of our three main cities, contact us to bring DQSH to your library, school, summer camp, afterschool program, or bookstore! (And, if you’re a drag queen, please contact us if you’d like to join our program)!

For anyone who lives outside of one of our main cities, 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!




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!


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.