The Lafayette Public Library is joining a long list of American public libraries hosting Drag Queen Story Time.
New York, Boston, Orlando, Houston – the public libraries in those and many other cities have regular events featuring drag queens reading stories to young children.
Lafayette’s first venture into the event will be October 6, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The books they’ll be reading are geared toward people ages three to six and their families.
The queens will be supplied by UL Lafayette’s Delta Lambda Phi chapter.
“Delta Lambda Phi is a traditional Greek social organization founded by and for a decidedly nontraditional group: gay, bisexual, and progressive men. For over twenty-five years, Delta Lambda Phi has offered these men the opportunity to lead, to grow, and to form lifelong bonds of friendship with other likeminded men,” the fraternity’s website states.
UL’s chapter is still provisional, having returned to UL this year. They’ve already been recognized by the national organization as being the outstanding colony in the fraternity.
So what is Drag Queen Story Time?
Here’s a video telling the story of the program in New York.