It’s no secret that California has long enjoyed disproportionate influence over American cultural and sexual norms, and even much of the world’s, due to its dominion over the film industry through Hollywood and its influence on the pornography industry through the San Fernando Valley, which reportedly is home to “more (porn) companies … than anywhere else.”
Another equally depraved force emanating from the Golden State has also been hard at work peddling perversity on an international scale, this time with a younger audience in mind.
Drag Queen Story Hour, the organization responsible for promoting drag queens reading to children at public libraries, likes to bill itself as a grassroots organization, writing on its website that “all DQSH events are produced locally and independently.” Upon deeper examination, however, it becomes apparent that a number of wealthy interests, almost all from California’s San Francisco Bay Area, have bankrolled the initiative.
DQSH has brought not just one, not two, but at least three convicted sex criminals, two of whom are convicted pedophiles, into confined spaces with large numbers of young children on multiple occasions. Its events also have been sponsored by a man who’s been charged with seven counts of child pornography possession. So much for the “safe space” that drag queen “Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker” claims the program provides.
Before examining the financial backers of Drag Queen Story Hour, it’s vital to understand the organization’s roots. DQSH was founded in 2015 by colorful characters Michelle Tea, a lesbian (former) prostitute; Virgie Tovar, author of “You Have the Right to Remain Fat”; and Juli Delgado Lopera, who leads Drag Queen Story Hour’s parent organization, Radar Productions, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that describes itself as a “Bay Area queer literary arts organization.”
Radar Productions proudly notes that Drag Queen Story Hour “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood,” and says it managed Drag Queen Story Hour up until 2018, guiding it from infancy to its rise as a “global phenomenon.”
How did Drag Queen Story Hour, which now describes itself as “a global network of local organizations, each of which is independently managed and funded,” rise to international prominence in six short years, with chapters on four different continents and in 29 different states, as well as in Puerto Rico?
While a wealth of slobbering puff pieces from corporate media like Cosmopolitan, NBC, CBS, and the Daily Mail, among others, most certainly aided the growth of the pedophile-assisting nonprofit, generous donors undoubtedly drove much of the organization’s early successes.
The Zellerbach Family Foundation, which is perhaps better known for funding refugee resettlement programs, gave to Radar Productions in 2015, 2016, and 2018 while it was managing Drag Queen Story Hour. The foundation is based in San Francisco, where the organization’s namesake started a paper business in 1868. The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, which is also based in San Francisco, gave Radar Productions $10,000 in 2018.
The San Francisco Arts Commission, an agency of the city government, gave Radar $38,000 between 2015 and 2018, while the California Arts Council, a state agency, donated a whopping $74,040 to Radar Productions between 2015 and 2018.
The Horizons Foundation, yet another pro-LGBT organization based in San Francisco, gave Radar $24,500 from 2007 to 2012, before Drag Queen Story Hour was created, but Radar Productions still lists Horizons as a donor on its website. Furthermore, the Horizons Foundation, which is funded by PG&E, Facebook, City National Bank, and a number of other prominent corporations, advertises Drag Queen Story Hour as a program of one of its “grantee partners.”
Radar Productions lists Poets and Writers, the Queer Cultural Center, the San Francisco Public Library, and the San Francisco Foundation as funders, although it isn’t clear whether these organizations offered monetary support while Radar managed Drag Queen Story Hour. Notice how much of DQSH’s financial backing comes from San Francisco….
The above comes from a June 17 story on The Federalist.
Please correct the headline. It should read Birthing Person of Drag Queen Story Hour.
How can we wage an effective war on evil, filthy, “Hippie America”– and forever exterminate it?? That has been my dream, since it all started. It is like a horrible blight, a poison, a disease, that you can’t get rid of.
How about praying?
Anonymous, I have been daily praying for our country to return to normal, with good Christian values, coast-to-coast– since 1967. I viewed the filthy, dope-drenched, extremely destructive “Hippie Summer of Love” as the “Summer of the End of Western Civilization!” How about you– where are your prayers for our poor country?
No wonder you’re so angry. If I had been feeding a slot machine for over fifty years with no payout, I’d be miffed too.
Anon., thank you for praying. Your prayers have made a difference.
I am sorry to tell you anonymous, but it was bad in California even before the 60’s. It just got worse around the time of the introduction of the contraceptive pill. And the hippies were not the only ones engaging in serious vices. I knew way back in the early 1950s Mexican American men and women who had been “married” two and three times, their children into drugs right along with those of European descent. Mankind never learns, often until it is too late.
Id rather not have such people as my fellow Americans.
Awful parents are to blame for kids having any involvement with these freak shows. Not monitoring TV, or even worse, bringing kids to these events, it’s the responsibility of the parents to keep their kids safe from filth that can take their innocence.
Amen ! , some parents want to be “woke” and subject their children and others to this evil , they do not believe that it is harmful given their lack of conscience and basic moral training . This is a form of evil targeting the family and children , they are not hiding what they want to do and will do to the most innocent .
I had one neighbor who could not figure out why her youngest son was into drugs, and her granddaughter who was staying with her was so boy crazy and into drugs, too, when she herself was having affairs with married men. She only needed to look in the mirror to find the answer.
Everyone in the neighborhood knew about one of them because he was the mailman, and when the mail was late some neighbors saw where he was and reported him to the post office. The post office finally sent out an inspector to follow him to see that he did his job. Stupid is as stupid does.
Drag Queen Story Hour presents books about celebrating your differences, gender fluidity, so drag queens are a living example of what is in the books. Some of them have makeup, hair and dress that are so over the top it is not much different that having a clown.
If you don’t want your kids to be exposed to that, don’t take them there.
If you don’t want anybody’s kids to be exposed to that, that gets problematic.
I think it is inappropriate. I know from raising kids in this time that this kind of stuff gets into their heads and can cause self-doubt and confusion.
The intention is to prevent self-doubt and confusion but I think it is a well-meaning mistake.
The agenda is to normalize sexual perversion, you are wrong about anything “well-meaning” in these disgusting displays.
Bozo the Clown is not = to the drag queen freaks because they all wore makeup.
It’s a very sick demonic agenda and if you can’t see that you need help.
As an adult, it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of children near us. If we see a child near a fire, of course, we rescue it. Or if we see a child chasing a ball across a street, of course, we warn oncoming drivers. If we see a child choking on some food, or course, we try to help. Or, if we see a small child in a playground falling off a slide, we run over and catch him. And finally, we have no business ignoring this problem of gays fondling or groping children. Yes, it is our responsibility to save kids from possible attacks. We cannot ignore kids, or turn our backs on them, or ignore this situation in the library. These kids need our help.
It’s Father’s Day…so where are you Dads? Why don’t you rescue your children from these deranged degenerate Drag Queens? And Moms, do you think these people in dresses are there to fondle your kids out of a platonic desire to educate them?
Today, I received another foul announcement from the San Francisco Public Library, of their latest “Drag Queen Story Hours” at the children’s.libraries, starring “Honey Mahogany.” Plus, a special “kids’ participation” “Pride Alphabet Hip Hop” dance session. And other horrific, extremely inappropriate, sinful garbage… Why can’t Americans effectively clean up this filthy “sewer?”
If you don’t like it, don’t go or don’t watch. Simple. If you don’t like Mongolian BBQ, do you go to those restaurants? No. So same with this.
Anonymous, it is very important to have a moral conscience, and deep concern over serious moral issues and crime in your neighborhood. These are serious matters. San Francisco has been on the way to becoming a filthy slum for a long time, unfit to live in.
We live in a society where people are free to make their own moral decisions. That is what happen in a free country. We only regulate behaviors when they harm innocent people or when people can’t consent to a behavior because of force or coercion. No one is forcing you or your kids to attend these sessions. If you want moral decisions enforced by law, go live in Soviet Russia.
Pathetic, and very stupid way of thinking.
No Anonymous we are not “free: to violate the moral law. I prefer to live in a society where homosexuals and other perverts are jailed not celebrated. Tell me Anonymous once pedophilia is normalized will you support it? I know I wont
If you don’t like bad cops abusing Blacks, don’t go or don’t watch? Simple.
If you don’t like people polluting the environment, don’t go or don’t watch?
If you don’t like people running stop signs, don’t go or don’t watch?
If you don’t like children starving in some poor nations, don’t go or don’t watch?
If you don’t like people abusing children in other ways, don’t go or don’t watch?
Do you really think Drag Queens psychologically abusing young children is the same as choosing a pho noodle place over a Mongolian BBQ?
Is that your “logic?”
If not, why do you apply it only to sexual perversion?
So if you see an injustice or moral evil your idea of a response is to “just not go?” Why are you here trying such nonsense? Someone was asleep at the switch when the Good Sisters taught us about Catholic Theology…oh and enjoy your pho noodle place and/or Mongolian BBQ – dumbest analogy I ever read.
I think the poster right above yours was using satire (not literal).
Simple. We don’t like watching kids being fondled by drag queens.
And we don’t think it is appropriate conduct by the library.
What are these “men” doing there, near children?
Remember, these are transgender men dressing up in “drag,” pretending to be freak “women.” In gay bars, they do obscene strip shows– that’s a big part of “gay entertainment.” Many are prostitutes. And many “Drag Queen Story Hour” entertainers are convicted sex criminals, pedophiles, and pornographers.
Trolls enjoy Mongolian BBQ, not perversion aimed at kids.
As parents of small children, we all realize that it is common sense NOT to allow strangers to fondle or pick up our kids. And over the years, after many tragic experiences, elementary schools do NOT allow strangers or intrusions into public schools. One can see the result of allowing strangers to get to near small children on YouTube – videos of kids being kidnapped or attacked. For that reason, there are now signs in the tot areas of public parks “Adults in this playground must be accompanied by a child” – meaning plainly – “NO strangers around the children!”
So why does SF Public Library act as if exempt from this Code, which is REQUIRED in other public places? Do they not realize that some of these “men” have past criminal backgrounds? Also, if it happens that a child gets hurt or molested, does not the Library realize that the city will be liable?
The SF Library MUST adhere to this common code: “Strangers will not be allowed to touch children, or get too close to them!”
There have also been many abductions of children from our public libraries and stores here in California.
There were many abuses of children by priests.
For 10:52, “many children abused by priests” So this justifies the continued abuse of children by gays in drag, in Libraries?
Many were and are still abused by teachers in secular schools, then the girls taken to Planned Parenthood to get rid of the evidence. More in high schools than elementary schools I would say. Public schools were stopping it, but now with all the t transgender perversion being taught in public schools it will be back again BIG TIME.
Sometime back (when things were a bit more normal in SF), librarians used to grab kids by their ears, if they were misbehaving, and hustle them out of the library. That’s your cue, SF Librarians!! Grab them dudes in drag by the ears, and drag them out of the Library!
Many? I’ve not heard about any.
At Milpitas library, about 6 years ago a 3 years old was taken by a 23 year old man.
It can happen anywhere.
You evidently have no children or grandchildren and do not listen to the news on the television or computer. There was another child abducted in a public library in the Bay Area right after the incident in Milpitas. They caught that man, too, and got the child back. There have been children abducted in stores — one time in a Target store. The mother ran after the man and got her child back. There might be fewer of them now since they realize they are probably going to get caught.
At local San Francisco Senior Centers, they announced sick, filthy “Drag Queen Shows” to celebrate sinful “Pride” month. No respect for “Grandma and Grandpa!”
The public library is not the safe place that many people assume that it is. I was employed for many years at a public library. When the internet first came out in the 1990’s, we were happy that the public could use it as a search tool. We did not see it coming, but many in the public used it to access pornography. Most librarians have a liberal bent and argued about the definition of pornography. When it came right down to the viewing of child pornography, the library finally acted and put out a weak, ambiguous statement. It went something like this — the library reserves the right to stop use of the internet if offensive content is displayed. Stop it at that one time for that one person for that one day.
Since our tax dollars pay for the library, anybody can use whatever they deem necessary for their situation. The library is a magnet for those on the fringes of society who have no place else to go for the day. They sit next to children and engage them in dialogue. Since we can’t define pornography, they look at obscene and indecent images on the computer. Occasionally, some of them openly masturbate or expose themselves in public. A parent should never leave a child under the age of 16 along in a public library for many hours. It is just not the safe, squeaky clean place that most people assume that it is. The drag queen story time is an in-your-face manifestation of what has been taking place for many years in the public library.
I no longer vote for taxes for public libraries. I buy and exchange with others my own books. Some librarians push perverted marriages, and one head librarian at a public college was in one himself. I no longer even go to them.
Even the secular books stores got to be a mess. I used to buy from one years ago that had a witch working there. She was helpful to me, but I noticed she was putting books on witchcraft in sections where they did not belong. I stopped going there, and the place soon closed. Some of my friends sprayed holy water in one such book store and it closed.
Anne TE– Good for you! Good for your friends who sprayed holy water in that offensive bookstore! As so many people now buy things online, many bookstores have gone out of business. Several times, when wandering into bookstores, during the last couple of decades, I have noticed Bibles– Catholic or Protestant– placed disrespectfully next to filthy, secular “pop culture” or “hippie” books and magazines (even pornography)– and when seeing this horror, I went to notify the store manager, and politely requested respect for the Holy Bible, and asked that Bibles always be respectfully placed in an appropriate “Religion” section. Then I asked, in each case, for the Bibles to be immediately re-shelved correctly, not leaving the bookstore until it was done.
Good for you.
I also have taken back merchandise that I have bought only to find later that it was offensive. One time I bought a tape of beautiful songs, but when I played it the singer was singing in concert and using foul language and using Jesus’s name in vain. I took it back and complained to the manager, a lady, and she let me exchange it for another tape.