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Dublin Library cancels controversial 'queer feminist' drag queen storytime for 3yr olds
In a public statement , Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries said that "following a review in terms of age appropriateness, this event will not now go ahead at this time "
The event which was being hosted by a group of self described 'queer feminist drag queens' named Glitter Hole who are known for their sexually explicit shows had drawn much criticism from parents who were concerned over the sexualisation and vulnerability of their children .
However , Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries said that the event may be "rescheduled as part of a future Book Festival lineup" .
dlr Libraries wish to advise that the Drag Story Time event planned to take place on Wednesday 26th June at 3pm in Deansgrange Library will not now go ahead.
This event was programmed as an age appropriate, family-friendly story time session. However, following a review in terms of age appropriateness, this event will not now go ahead at this time, and may be rescheduled as part of a future Book Festival lineup.
Careful planning and consideration go into all dlr Libraries’ programmes and services that are designed to meet the needs of our local community. Our events promote social inclusion and diversity.
All events in dlr Libraries for children and young people are undertaken in compliance with dlr's Child Safeguarding policy and those running such events are required to be Garda vetted. dlr libraries are safe, inclusive and welcoming places for all and offer a diverse cultural programme, responding to the community needs and in support of the ongoing community and cultural development of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown