Dozens Rally at Mass. Library to Support Drag Story Hour

WJAR-TV More than 100 people demonstrated outside the main public library in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Saturday, wearing rainbow-colored masks ...

January 20, 2023
4:32 AM

WJAR-TV More than 100 people demonstrated outside the main public library in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Saturday, wearing rainbow-colored masks and waving LGBTQ+ flags in support of the library's monthly "Drag Storytime" event. The group came out as a response to a smaller protest of the drag event, NBC affiliate WJAR reported. "We wanted to make sure that we had a good amount of support and I think that's what we got," said Heather Souza, a local LGBTQ+ supporter, to the station. Drag story times, in which people in drag read stories to kids as a way of sharing a new perspective on the world, have drawn protests around New England and the country.

Evan Ringle