PFLAG Galesburg’s Drag Queen Story Hour goes off without a hitch

A drag queen story hour in Galesburg earlier this year. Photo by Monica Corsaro

PFLAG Galesburg’s first Drag Queen Story Hour was a success on Saturday, March 12.

Chapter president Holly McDorman said about 50 people came to the story time with Miss Artie at the Galesburg Public Library.

Those attending didn’t let the hate the event got stop them from coming. When the story time was announced, some people had objected. Comments calling it “depraved” or “disgusting” were common and there were calls contact the library to get it cancelled. However, the library didn’t bow to the pressure and the local community rallied around in support.

To support PFLAG Galesburg, you can join the Facebook group or join the chapter. Membership is open to anyone, even outside of Galesburg, with a membership fee of $30 annually per household. Half the membership fee goes to support events like the story hour locally with the rest going to PFLAG National. However, events are open to everyone even if they aren’t a member.

Photo by Monica Corsaro
Photo by Monica Corsaro
Photo by Monica Corsaro
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