Drag Queen Story Hour at Mary Sheridan Park in Lambertville
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Mark your calendars for the Drag Queen Story Hour on October 16th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Meet your hosts, Phoebe Manntrappe and Summer Clearance at Mary Sheridan Park (56 George Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530)
What is Drag Queen Story Hour?
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is a global movement originating in San Francisco. It captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models, say, organizers. 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. DQSH teaches children to embrace gender diversity in themselves and in others and helps to curb bullying of LGBTQ children and kids who may be perceived as different in all kinds of ways. LGBTQ-positive programs like DQSH are a vital part of making the world a safe and affirming place for all children.
What is drag?
Drag is an artistic way of expressing one’s self and showing the world different parts of who one is and wants to be. Drag queens often express their feminine sides or different aspects of their gender and personality through dressing up, putting on performances, marching in parades, and volunteering in their communities. There are drag queens, drag kings, drag princes, and drag princesses—anyone can be any of the above. All that matters is that, when you play and dress up, you feel comfortable and creative.