‘Drag Queen Story Time’ comes to London nursery schools

Updated: November 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm EST  See Comments

LONDON, England, November 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Starting tomorrow, men dressed as women will be reading stories to children as young as two at a chain of London nursery schools.

The London Early Years Foundation has “teamed up” with “Drag Queen Story Time” to “connect children and drag queens through the art of storytelling and fun interactive events,” according to the chain’s press release.

Drag Queen Story Time (DQST) is the brainchild of Bristol’s Thomas Canham, a 25-year-old inspired by New York City’s Drag Queen Story Hour. When the producers of American television show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” tweeted news of the New York program, Canham tweeted back, “Why can’t we have something like this in the UK?” To his surprise, the producers wrote back suggesting he start his own group.

Canham, described as a “call centre employee” and as a “law student,” launched his Drag Queen Story Time project in May. He set up a Crowdfunder campaign to buy storybooks and pay for mandatory police checks on volunteers. He recruited around 30 men for his project.

As Canham told the Bristol Post at the time, “I have had interest from a variety of different queens — from

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