Today, Sunday September 18th, 2022 at 2pm, Blue House Books (5915 6th Ave A) held an event called “Drag Queen Story Time.” This event encouraged children to come in and have a book called “If You’re A Drag Queen And You Know It” read to them by Veronica Vaughn, a Drag Queen.
Some folks took to social media to criticize the event, which raised money for Kenosha Pride. The director of Kenosha Pride, Daniel Seaver caused a car crash during his Second OWI that almost killed three family members. While some criticized the event, some lauded the initiative. A 33-year-old mother, Alina Jordan form Illinois, posted a photo on the event page – her daughter with the drag queen saying, “Such a fun event! Thanks so much!”
The owner of Blue Books, 33 year-old Samantha Jacquest of Racine, WI made it clear, however that people who opposed the event are not welcome in her bookstore. She said she is “perfectly happy without the patronage of close-minded judgmental people. We have enough support…..”
We reached out to Jacquest to see if that meant that conservatives, republicans, or about 50% of the country that disagree with the sexualization of children aren’t allowed inside. We didn’t hear back from her. Since our publication, however, she has removed the ability to comment on her Facebook Post.