Just in time for Pride month, Drag Queen Story Hour is exactly what it sounds like: Local drag performers reading to young children and their parents, stories focused on the acceptance of gender fluidity and LGTBQ themes. The Story Hour got its start in the public libraries of San Francisco and has expanded to bigger cities, but this is the first of its kind in Spokane, and despite proposed protests — and counter-protests — the show will go on. As the library announced in a press release, the event “teaches children to embrace gender diversity in themselves and in others, and helps to curb bullying of LGBTQ children.” Shantay, you stay.
Sat, June 15 at 2 pm • Free • All ages • South Hill Library • 3324 S. Perry • Sat, June 22 at 2 pm • Downtown Spokane Library • 906 W. Main • spokanepubliclibrary.org • 444-5300
— Nathan Weinbender