‘I stand with queens’: Flood of support for Drag Storytime performers


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Australians have rallied on Twitter around the two Queensland drag queens targeted by right-wing student protesters at Drag Storytime on Sunday.

Footage of the incident went viral overnight showing the protesters yelling “drag queens are not for kids” at the Brisbane Council-supported event.

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Valkyrie explained on Facebook he was “inside during the disruption, calming children and families” while Diamond confronted the protesters.

They also said they will be taking legal action, urging the group to “learn from the consequences of your actions”.

After the incident, Diamond wrote that “the one thing I will not stand is for what they did in front of the children and there family’s and to see people crying and wanting hugs.”

“[I] love you all and we must stand as one and not let this bring us down,” she said.

After the footage from the Drag Storytime made national headlines, Australians sent the hashtag #IStandWithQueens viral with messages of support.

See some of the tweets backing the drag queens below:

Drag Storytime performers are ‘compassionate and understanding with kids’

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