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Woody the Cowboy and Cassandra the Queen pose with NSW Greens MP Dr Amanda Cohn at the Drag Story Time event in the NSW Parliament

NSW Parliament hosts Drag Story Time

The NSW Parliament Theatrette hosted a drag story time event on Friday afternoon with Sydney drag performers Cassandra the Queen and Woody the Cowboy wowing the audience with dance numbers and a reading from My Shadow is Purple – a children’s book about a non-binary child. My Shadow is Purple by author Scott Stuart is …

Rainbow Families host Drag Storytime at Sydney Fringe Fest

Sydney-based charity, Rainbow Families, has been a pioneer in hosting Drag Storytime, a vibrant and inclusive event for children and their parents. In recent times, here and in the US, Drag Storytime gatherings have faced resistance from far-right groups who see them as a threat to children, rather than an opportunity to enjoy engaging storytelling …

Drag Storytime at Oxtravaganza in Sydney

Sydney councillors make big move in support of Drag Storytime

City of Sydney councillors will urge their colleagues statewide to back Drag Storytime events after a number were cancelled due to right-wing threats and abuse earlier this year. Sylvie Ellsmore is Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney. On Monday, her council unanimously passed a motion she put forward in support of the events …

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QCAT dismisses complaint against Lyle Shelton

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has dismissed a complaint brought by Drag Queens Diamond Good-Rim and Johnny Valkyrie against Lyle Shelton. QNews finds a particular element of the decision rather strange. Read on… The case stemmed from a Drag Queen Story Time event at Brisbane Square Library in January 2020. Diamond and Johnny …

Councillor Liz Atkins in Pride Square holding Pride flag

‘We’re not intimidated’: Inner West Council to hold Drag Storytime

Following the recent trend of Drag Storytime events being pressured into cancellation through threats of violence from anti-LGBTQIA+ protesters, Sydney’s Inner West council has passed a motion to hold their own — and they won’t be backing down. QNews spoke with Councillor Liz Atkins for Damun Ward (Stanmore), about the significance of this motion, and what …

Rainbow welcome party outside Illawarra Drag Storytime

Rainbow ‘welcome party’ outnumbers NSW Drag Storytime protesters

A tiny group of far-right protesters opposing Drag Storytime in Wollongong were outnumbered and drowned out by a loud, colourful rainbow “welcome party”. Rainbow Storytime was held at Thirroul Library, in Wollongong’s northern suburbs, for the first time on Saturday (June 24). The sold-out event featured drag queen Miss Roxee, who read picture books to …

Perth Drag Storytime supporters outnumber protesters

WA Drag Storytime supporters drown out protesters with gay anthems

A few hundred LGBTQIA+ supporters have outnumbered and drowned out opponents of a Perth library’s Drag Storytime. Drag artist Cougar Morrison hosted the all-ages book-reading event at Maylands Library on Saturday. The event booked out weeks in advance. But opponents targeted the Drag Storytime in the lead-up, sending hateful messages to those involved and vowing …

City of Port Phillip Councillor Tim Baxter holding banner in Pride March

‘Victory for the bigots’: Fury as another Drag Storytime cancelled

A Victorian councillor has warned of the chilling consequences of cancelling Drag Storytime, as violent threats cancel yet another event before it was even announced. In May, multiple family-friendly queer events were cancelled over safety concerns after violent threats from right-wing opponents. Fringe group protesters have also stormed and disrupted council meetings in Victoria. Last …

Melbourne Drag Queen storytime

Activists to host virtual drag queen storytime events for Pride Month

An anonymous group of LGBTQIA+ activists is responding to alt-right protestors by hosting virtual drag queen storytime events throughout Pride Month.  Councils across Victoria have recently cancelled drag queen storytime and LGBTQ+ events after threats from far-right groups. In the past few months, 15 drag storytime events have been cancelled. Last month, the Municipal Association …

Protesters disrupt Monash Council over Drag Story Time

Victorian councils hold emergency meeting on drag queen storytime events

Councils across Victoria are attending an emergency meeting to discuss safety concerns around drag queen storytimes. Ten drag storytime events across Victoria have recently been canceled due to safety concerns. Last week, Monash Council’s drag queen storytime event for IDAHOBIT was called off amid warnings by Victoria Police. The Guardian reported that the Municipal Association …

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