‘DRAG STORY TIME’ CANCELLED AT IRISH LIBRARY AFTER ‘VIOLENT HOMOPHOBIC’ MESSAGES

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04/15/2019

A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s stories at a library in June as part of Pride, a festival which celebrates the LGBT community. Following news that the event, Drag Story Time, had been cancelled, Glitter Hole explained what they believed had happened. Taking to social media, they told their followers they believed Drag Story Time was cancelled because of the violent comments they received online. A post from Glitter Hole read: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our upcoming Drag Story Time event has been cancelled by DLR Libraries. ‘We were contacted by DLR last month and asked to put on one of our drag storytelling performances to celebrate Pride and I wasn’t aware that it had been announced by them yet.

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