Developing Story: New York Attorney General Letitia James Reveals That Her Office Will Be Hosting A “Drag Story Hour Read-A-Thon”
The Attorney General of New York state, Letitia James, disclosed that her office is looking forward to hosting a “Drag Story Hour” show, which is scheduled to take place this coming Sunday.
Through an Instagram post, James revealed:
“My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon on Sunday, March 19 from 11AM-3PM.”
The advertisement of the event is inviting families with children “to join Attorney General James, Drag storytellers, and city and state elected leaders” at Sunday’s show.
Eventbrite’s post revealed that the tickets for the event are completely sold out.
The event is scheduled to take place at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
The organization’s website noted:
“The Center is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.”
The post by Eventbrite also revealed the entities and individuals sponsoring the show. They include:
“Drag Story Hour, The LGBTQ Center, Pride Center of Staten Island, Destination Tomorrow, Brooklyn Library, Queens Library, and the New York Public Library, [New York City] Councilmember Crystal Hudson, Councilmember Chi Ossé, Councilmember Erik Bottcher, Councilmember Tiffany Caban, Councilmember Shekar Krishnan, Councilmember Lynn Schulman, [New York state] Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Assemblymember Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Assemblymember Tony Simone, and State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal.”
There is no surprise that the cosponsoring elected officials are all Democrats.
The Democratic Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has been a strong supporter of the idea of drag queens reading to kids.
In a June 2022 statement, Adams stated:
“At a time when our LGBTQ+ communities are under increased attack across this country, we must use our education system to educate. The goal is not only for our children to be academically smart, but also emotionally intelligent. Drag storytellers, and the libraries and schools that support them, are advancing a love of diversity, personal expression, and literacy that is core to what our city embraces.”