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Old Yesterday, 02:46 PM
 
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Drag queens are fun for adult entertainment. But for 2 to 8 year olds?

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Old Yesterday, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Drag queens are fun for adult entertainment. But for 2 to 8 year olds?

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To the kids, they're just people in fancy costumes and makeup reading books.
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Old Yesterday, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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I think it's a bit weird especially for children. I think drag is comparable to blackface.
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM
 
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If people are offended, they shouldn’t sign up to attend. Plenty of options on other days.
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Young kids probably just assume they’re clowns.
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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I think it is awesome! Why you ask? Because they are volunteering their time to help with literacy. Not many volunteer.

We had this at our city library. No one was required to go and no public money was spent. If you don't like it you are more then welcome to not go. I liked it because I am teaching my kids its ok to be different and I'm teaching that books are fun.
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Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
 
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To the kids, they're just people in fancy costumes and makeup reading books.
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If people are offended, they shouldn’t sign up to attend. Plenty of options on other days.
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Young kids probably just assume they’re clowns.
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I think it is awesome! Why you ask? Because they are volunteering their time to help with literacy. Not many volunteer.

We had this at our city library. No one was required to go and no public money was spent. If you don't like it you are more then welcome to not go. I liked it because I am teaching my kids its ok to be different and I'm teaching that books are fun.
Yes, and reps, to all of these responses.
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Old Yesterday, 05:07 PM
 
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I have no problem with it whatsoever and from a reading to kids standpoint.. I support it.

unfortunately.. Things got nasty when it was tried around here.

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Though, I don't believe it was as nasty here as it has been in other places.

As someone above mentioned.. These folks are probably doing more reading to kids than many of their parents.

I'll be the first to admit that some trans people make me uncomfortable, but so do some other people. Not gonna apologize for it, but I do at least recognize that is MY problem, not theirs. Don't hold it against them, I'm just.. Not likely going to hang out and have a drink with them. I wouldn't force my kid to go to it, but I wouldn't prevent it, either.
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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM
 
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My kid will learn the truth about the crazies.


"Son, The united states is filled with millions of criminals, nut jobs, and insane people. You just have to laugh and try to live near people like your own"
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
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I think it's a bit weird especially for children. I think drag is comparable to blackface.
I used to enjoy drag before my sexual-political enlightenment.
Now, not so much.
Thanks for the perfect parallel that explains why .
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