The New York state and New York City governments combined have spent more than $200,000 on drag performances in the city’s public schools since 2018, a report said on Tuesday.
According to the New York Post, the state funds came from the Council on the Arts ($50,000) while the city’s funding came from the Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development, and Department of Transportation ($157,000).
The College Fix adds:
Since January of this year, the group Drag Story Hour NYC (formerly the Drag Queen Story Hour NYC) has made 49 appearances in 34 schools, elementary through senior high. In May, the group made $46,000 for its appearances at schools, festivals and libraries.
New York City Council has allocated $80,000 for Drag Story Hour NYC this year alone, more than triple the 2020 funding.
Drag Story Hour NYC members usually “read aloud from a list of books that teach acceptance and inclusion, including children’s classics like ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and ‘The Rainbow Fish.’” But other books “overtly celebrate” gender fluidity such as “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.”
“I can’t believe this. I am shocked,” said public school mom and state Assembly candidate Helen Qiu, whose 11-year-old son attends a middle school in Manhattan. “I would be furious if he was exposed without my consent. This is not part of the curriculum.”
“I am considering pulling funding to any school in my district that is implementing Drag Queen Story Hour,” noted City Council member Vickie Paladino (R-Queens). “We are taking hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the pockets of hardworking New York taxpayers … to fund a program teaching little children about their gender fluidity? Not. On. My. Watch.”
Naturally, some parents are just fine with having their children sexualized.
“I’m glad to see all types of people included in what students are exposed to and learn in class,” Kristen Williams, 40, whose 11-year-old daughter attends an East Village middle school, told The Post.
Parent Storm Neverson, 26, had problems with her 9- and 6-year-old girls’ exposure to the program at STAR Academy, however — though only somewhat.
“If they were in junior high school or middle school, I would be okay with that because I feel like they would have a little bit more understanding,” Neverson said. “At this time, the kids were just a little too young.”
Because the left is all about grooming children these days, parents whose kids attend STAR Academy were not even permitted to opt them out of drag shows, though they were at least told about them in advance, for whatever that is worth. But parents at other schools in New York City had no idea what their children were being exposed to.
A spokeswoman for the NYC Department of Education would not provide any comment regarding parental notification and whether Drag Story Hour NYC members went through criminal background checks. However, the spokeswoman declared such events as “life-saving.”
“We believe our schools play a critical role in helping young people learn about and respect people who may be different from them,” she said.
These people are sick and they are exposing our children to their fetishes.