Disney Division Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour
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A division of the Walt Disney Co. is hosting a drag queen story hour event aimed at the children of employees, with the intention of celebrating the “gender fluidity of childhood” while providing kids with “unabashedly queer role models,” according to screenshots of leaked internal emails.
The emails come from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, a company division that oversees Disney’s streaming services, including Disney+ and Hulu. The group also encompasses advertising as well as theatrical and TV distribution.
“Drag Queen Spooky Story Hour” is scheduled to take place virtually today (Wednesday), according to an invitation sent to employees. The Halloween-themed event will capture “the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood,” and will give kids “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” the email said.
The event is the latest instance of Disney embracing and promoting gender non-conformity.
Earlier this year, Disney+ hosted a LGBTQ Pride concert starring drag queen Nina West, with performances of popular Disney songs re-imagined with LGBTQ themes. The parade featured alumni of RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as some gender “non-binary” performers.
Disney-owned Hulu also acquired the transgender teen sports documentary Changing the Game, which follows three transgender teen athletes as they seek to compete not as members of their birth gender but as the opposite sex.
Drag Queen Story Hours have become increasingly popular throughout the world, having started with drag queens reading to small groups of children at public libraries. The readings are now sparking protests by parents who object to their children being indoctrinated into transgender and gender non-conforming ideology.