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Major Canadian City Begins Drag Queen Storytime Event

Montreal drag queen Barbada's desicion to read to children in French and English has stirred controversy.

The performer already read to kindergarten kids on June 6th and is now being invited back. “The stories I tell are all about inclusivity. About difference,” she told Global News.

The Montreal suburb of Dorval lbrary posted the event on its Facebook and has received a lot of reaction.

Many detractors believe drag queens have no responsibility reading in front of children, but Barbada evidently disagrees.

“Every kid who comes to the story hour goes back home with a sense of, ‘OK, I understand what a drag queen is, I understand it’s different but it’s definitely not dangerous and we can have a great time with a drag queen,'” she said.

The Mayor of Dorval also stated that "we do not want anybody to come here and protest and make their point of view,” he said.

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