Drag Queen Story Hour for Children Banned
May 25, 2023 | Montana
Montana has become the first state in the union to ban drag queen story hour for children from public schools and libraries.
Signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on Monday, the new bill essentially prevents children from attending “sexually oriented shows” and watching obscene performances on public property. The law further defines Drag Queen Story Hour as “an event hosted by a drag queen or drag king who reads children’s books and engages in other learning activities with minor children present.”
Republicans have long maintained drag shows targeted at children expose minors to sexually mature content that is inappropriate for young ages. LGBTQ advocates decried the law as an attack on their community. (Excerpt from Breitbart.)