Protesters call for cancellation of “Drag Queen Story Hour” program

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A nationwide program called “Drag Queen Story Hour” that claims to use story time at the library to encourage imagination and teach acceptance is being met with some controversy.

On Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. in Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch Library, a drag queen is scheduled to read books to children.

Parents have been spreading flyers online and in person urging fellow parents to call the library and put a stop to the event. A national organization called “Mass Resistance” held a demonstration this afternoon outside the Chula Vista Library’s main branch on F Street to call for its cancellation.

The city of Chula Vista said parents have to specifically sign up for their children to participate in the readings. It’s a choice each family can make on their own.

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