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Drag Queen Storytime at library goes on despite opposition

June 1, 2019

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds have turned out for a Drag Queen Storytime for children at a Massachusetts public library despite some opposition to the event.

The Fall River Herald reports so many families with children came to the city’s library on Saturday that drag queen Naomi Chomsky offered three separate readings to accommodate everyone.

A group representing the conservative Massachusetts Family Institute held a silent prayer protest outside the library. Others gathered to express support for the library’s decision to go ahead with the event, which was held on the start of Pride Month.

Police were on hand but there were no confrontations.

Chomsky told reporters the event was about “celebrating diversity.”

The Rogers Free Library in Bristol, Rhode Island canceled its Drag Queen Storytime, saying the town didn’t seem “ready” for it.

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Information from: The (Fall River, Mass.) Herald News, http://www.heraldnews.com

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