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.
So the UQ Young Liberals decided to interrupt story time at a public library where a drag queen is reading to children only to be abused by homophobic slurs @LiberalAus. What are they doing to support the community? pic.twitter.com/dB7zXeVL7i- CORY (@corydunco) January 12, 2020
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'.
"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.
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.
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