Hi, my name is David. I'm raising funds to host Drag Queen Story Time at Saint Andrew Christian Church on Saturday, May 13, 2023. A cast of drag performers will read stories and host activities for children and their parents at this free event to be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Events such as this one have been in the national news recently because some parties believe that the presence of these drag queens will confuse and challenge the understanding these kids will have about gender identity or sexual orientation. Rather, this event is intended to entertain first and demonstrate the value of diversity and healthy curiosity second. A child attending this event can appreciate that grown-ups can be silly and play dress up. As most of the entertainers who will be present are LGBTQ+, this event may help heal some of the rejection too often brought by organized religion. I have shared in a Facebook group that the children will be safer in the presence of the drag queens than some of the drag queens would in far too many churches.
The staging of such a joyful, joyous event comes with some material costs. The presenters should be compensated for their work. Having so much fun is also hard work, so we'd like to provide snacks. To make this event a fully interactive one for the children and their parents, we'd like to offer at least one crafts project. Your donations will minimize the financial burden on the church venue and my out-of-pocket costs. Any funds raised beyond those to provide this event will be donated to the church venue and local organizations in the LGBTQ+ community.
Please contact me with any questions you may have or to offer support for the day of the event.
Many hands make the burden fabulous.