A drag storytelling event at a Dublin library was cancelled due to degrading comments made online about performers and library staff. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council cancelled the Drag Story Time event, which was due to take place at Deansgrange Library on June 26 as part of the Pride festival. It was due to take place at Deansgrange Library and was described as “the first-ever drag storytime event, providing families with positive and unabashedly queer role models”. Glitter Hole, the drag collective which was to run the event, criticised the council’s approach and said it has been subjected to “extremely violent homophobia” in recent days. The library initially said that it was cancelling the event due to concerns about whether it was age appropriate.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2019 03:56 UTC