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NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — New York’s attorney general, other state leaders, and LGBT activists are planning to host a drag event targeting families.

Democrat Attorney General Letitia James is joining forces with New York City’s main LGBT organization, known as The Center, to sponsor a “drag story hour” on Sunday, March 19. The event is advertised specifically for “families and children.” 

“LGBTQ+ families with children are invited to join Attorney General James, drag storytellers, and city and state elected officials in a safe and affirming space,” reads a Twitter post from The Center. 

State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Daniel O’Donnell, and Tony Simone, along with New York City council members Erik Bottcher, Tiffany Caban, Crystal Hudson, Shekar Krishnan, Chi Ossé, and Lynn Schulman, are listed as officials who support and plan to attend the event. 

“My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon on Sunday, March 19 from 11AM-3PM,” AG James wrote on Twitter. “We’re inviting families to join us at the @LGBTCenterNYC with @DragStoryHour, drag storytellers, community leaders, and elected officials.” 

An Eventbrite page states that there will be four separate drag story hours during the event. Families “are welcome to attend one story hour or multiple.” The event’s description states that it “is best suited for children up to age 12.” 

Additionally, “the event is proudly co-sponsored” by Drag Story Hour, the LGBTQ Center, Pride Center of Staten Island, Destination Tomorrow, Brooklyn Library, Queens Library, and the New York Public Library. 

Twitter account Libs of TikTok posted an image of a flyer advertising the event, commenting that “our tax dollars are being used by government officials to fund and promote the sexualization of our children.” 

Similarly, Libs of TikTok creator Chaya Raichik reacted to the event on her personal social media account, saying that it is an example of “Democrat run cities using tax dollars to groom kids.” 

Political commentator Tim Pool shared similar sentiments with a single word: “groomers.” 

The Center advertises various events and “services” for both families and children on its website, including counseling in an effort tomak[e] all homes safe and affirming for LGBT youth.” 

While controversy surrounding drag continues throughout the country, New York has proven to be one of the leading states in the promotion of the LGBT agenda. In June 2022, records showed that New York City had spent over $200,000 of taxpayer funds to enable drag events to take place within the public school system. Shortly after, the city’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams received significant backlash for claiming that cross-dressing men performing as drag queens were responsible for “advancing a love of diversity, personal expression, and literacy that is core to what our city embraces.” 

Attorney General James also has a history of pushing agendas that reject truth and destroy life. In 2020, she headed a legal battle against Texas for temporarily pausing abortions during COVID-19. Last week, James joined radical Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul in sending a letter to executives at Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, pressuring them to dispense abortion pills even in states with laws that restrict abortion. 


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