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Drag Queens Interrupted By Protestors During Children's Story Time

Drag Queens Interrupted By Protestors During Children's Story Time

Two drag queens have been interrupted by protestors while telling a children's story in Queensland.

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Diamond and Queenie were in the middle of a Drag Queen Storytime event at Brisbane Square Library yesterday afternoon when members of the University of Queensland's Liberal National Club walked in.

They started chanting 'drag queens are not for kids' and called for the event to be shut down. Channel 9 reports there were loads of parents at the Drag Queen Storytime event when the ralliers burst in.

It wasn't until the children burst into tears that the protestors backed off.

Video from the confrontation has been uploaded to social media and the protestors have been quickly criticised. But the UQ Liberal National Club has defended their actions on Facebook, saying the event is 'deeply inappropriate'.

The protestors were yelling 'drag queens are not for kids'. Credit: Facebook
The protestors were yelling 'drag queens are not for kids'. Credit: Facebook
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"We believe that the use of rate-payer money on hiring Drag Queens...is deeply inappropriate and does not align with the LNP values the Council should be promoting.

"SHAME on the Brisbane City Council for sponsoring this event. What people do behind the closed doors of a nightclub is their business, but this event is designed to indoctrinate and sexualise young children. Our kids deserve better than this!

"Brisbane City Council is supposed to be in the hands of the LNP. Why is this moral filth being paid for by the taxpayer?"

The group describes themselves on Facebook as 'Queensland's largest right wing student organisation' and prides itself on fighting 'on the frontline against leftism on campus' for decades.

Funnily enough, Brisbane City Council and the LNP have distanced themselves from the protestors.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

Councillor Vicki Howard told the Brisbane Times: "The small group of people involved in this completely inappropriate display do not in any way represent how we as a Council and the LNP feels, and it will not and never will be tolerated.

"This event was presented by experienced entertainers who both have Blue Card registration, which all entertainers are required to hold if they are working with children.

"They were fully-trained entertainers who lead singing, dancing, reading and craft classes for children and their families."

Even worse is the fact that the UQ Liberal National Club has been told in the past by the LNP that they had been disendorsed by the party and told to 'desist from using the party's name and colours'.

UQ union president Ethan Van Roo Douglas has also released a statement condemning the protest.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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