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Drag Queen Story Time supporters read to children at Lafayette library

Posted: 6:25 PM, Oct 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-07 01:02:35-04

LAFAYETTE – Acadiana Supporters of Drag Queen Story Time are hoping to teach children about inclusivity by reading to them.

Although Drag Queen Story Time has been postponed because of a loss of venue, the group held their own event at the Lafayette Public Library today to show their support for the Delta Lambda Phi  Social Fraternity and Drag Queen Story Time.

Parents brought their kids to children’s section of the library, and supporter Bonnie Barbier read different stories about acceptance.

“I think it’s very important to teach our children to be inclusive of others, and I think by reading to them and showing them through stories, through visuals, that we’re all the same on the inside even though we might look or seem different on the outside,” said Barbier.

She says even though Drag Queen Story Time was not held today, she was happy some members of the community were able to show their support.

“It’s really important to me that we were able to at least, in a small way, be able to hold something for the children and just to show the fraternity that we’re behind them.”

A new date for Drag Queen Story Time has not been set.

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