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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!



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!

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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Support DQSH and have fun at the same time!

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The Dragtivity Book
created by Mor Erlich


Want to help Hello Mellow get into drag? A collaboration between Sez Me and Drag Queen Story Hour, The Dragtivity Book gives kids an inside look into what it’s like to be a drag queen! Kids have a lot of questions after attending Drag Queen Story Hour, and sometimes parents and teachers don’t have all the answers. We created The Dragtivity Book to provide a fun way for children and the adults in their lives to continue exploring drag and gender together.

Read more and check out sample pages →


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.