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Louisville library union slams Drag Queen Storytime cancellation

(Photo from Drag Queen Story Hour Facebook page)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The library employee union at the Louisville Free Public Library lashed out over the recent cancellation of Drag Queen Storytime.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Monday that the union condemned “hatred and intolerance to LGBTQIA people.”

From the Courier-Journal:

“Libraries are meant to be safe community spaces for everyone no matter their class, race, sexuality, gender or origin,” the statement from AFSCME Local 3425 said.

The event, scheduled for March 30 at the Southwest branch, was supposed to feature members of the Derby City Sisters reading to children. But library officials decided last week to cancel the event.

Lee Burchfield, interim director of the Louisville Free Public Library system, told the Courier Journal on Friday that the decision wasn’t “because it was a Drag Queen Storytime,” but repeatedly declined to provide a reason.

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