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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.



Drag Queen Story Hour events are happening all over the world at libraries, schools, bookstores, museums, summer camps, afterschool programs, and other community spaces! Each chapter is independently operated and funded. Click on the links below to connect with your local chapter. If your community doesn’t yet have a chapter, contact [email protected] to receive info about organizing your own event or chapter.







Organize Your Own Events

If you don’t yet have a DQSH chapter in your community and would like to set one up, contact [email protected]

Please include the city and state you’re located in and in what capacity you would like to be involved (ie: performer, organizer, educator, venue)

After a scheduled phone call and completed vetting process, you will be sent a New Chapter Onboarding Packet which contains guidelines and best practices for organizing your own events and starting your own official DQSH chapter.

Please do not organize your own DQSH events without reaching out to us first.

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Support DQSH and have fun at the same time!

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The Dragtivity Book

$12 each (or buy 2+ for $10 each!)
Shipping is a flat rate $5 for 1 or 2 books within the US.

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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 the local chapter or contact [email protected]


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