Inclusive, accessible, and culturally diverse educational programming
Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky Mission Is To Provide Inclusive, Accessible, Culturally Diverse Educational Programming For Queer youth And Our Community.
Drag Queen Story time-Kentucky is just what it sounds like: local drag queens reading stories to children. Drag Queen Story time-Kentucky captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids can see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish and where dress-up is real.
Our Core Values
● BOLDNESS-as an embrace of courage, queerness, and being unapologetically ourselves
● COMMUNITY-creation of accessible and safe spaces for all
● CREATIVITY-promotion of artistry, imagination, and ingenuity
● DIVERSITY- OUR promise for inclusion, belonging, and unlearning oppression in all forms
● EQUITY-commitment to accountability and amplifying marginalized voices
● FUN-celebration of laughter, joy, and what the world can be
● JUSTICE-incitement of social change and work toward liberation
● LEARNING-lifelong process and pursuit of cultural literacy
● LOVE-seeing the best in ourselves and each other
● RESPECT-vow to treat each other with compassion, empathy, and kindness
MEET THE TEAM
The Faces of Our Organization
Since our founding in 2000, Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
The Answers You Need
IS DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME-KENTUCKY APPROPRIATE FOR YOUTH?
Our Programs Are Designed For All Ages In A Safe Environment. Drag Queens trained By Our Board Of Directors. Our Performers read All Ages Books, Sing, Dance, And Lead In Craft And Other Activities.
WHAT IS A DRAG QUEEN?
Drag Is An Artistic Way Of Expressing Yourself And Showing The World Who You Are Or Who You Want To Be.
Drag Queens Often Express Their Feminine Sides Or Different Aspects Of Their Gender Or Personality Through Dressing Up, Performing, Marching In Parades, And Volunteering In Their Communities.
There Are Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Drag Princes, And Drag Princesses—
Anyone Can Be Any Of The Above, Regardless Of How They Identify In Everyday Life!
ISN’T THIS CONFUSING FOR CHILDREN? WHAT IF THE CHILDREN HAVE QUESTIONS AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO ANSWER THEM?
Many Children Express Gender Fluidity. Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky Teaches Children To Embrace Gender Diversity In Themselves And In Others, And Helps To Curb Bullying Of LGBTQIA Children And Kids Who Maybe Perceived As Different In All Kinds Of Ways.
WHAT IS A DRAG QUEEN PRONOUNS? “HE,”“SHE,”“THEY,” OR SOMETHING ELSE?
ou Can Ask! It's Always OK To Ask Someone What Their Pronouns Are.
Examples Of Pronouns
Are "She," "He," And "They."
Some People Have Different Pronouns At Different Times, Like When
They Are In Drag And Out Of Drag.
Others Have The Same Pronouns All The Time.
DOES DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME-KENTUCKY PROMOTE AN AGENDA?
Our Agenda Is Simple: We Believe That People Of All Ages Should Be Free To Express Themselves However They Want, Free From The Constraints Of Prescribed Gender Roles. In Other Words, There's No Such Thing As "Girl Clothes" And "Boy Clothes," Or "Girl Toys" And "Boy Toys."
Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky Teaches Children That There Are Many Ways To Express Themselves And Their Gender, And They Are All OK.
Of Course, Drag Is An art Form That Is Rooted In Diverse LGBTQIA Communities, And We Support Equality, Justice, And Respect For All People—For Us, That's Just A Given.
Given That LGBTQIA People Are Present In Every Community, We Believe That Children Deserve To Be Exposed To These Aspects Of Our Shared History And Culture, In Age-Appropriate Ways.
Any Insinuation That We Have An Agenda To Indoctrinate Children Misunderstands LGBTQIA Experiences And Is Rooted In Homophobia And Transphobia.
WHY IS DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME-KENTUCKY NECESSARY?
DQSTKY helps children develop empathy, learn about gender diversity and difference, and tap into their own creativity. DQSTKY can also be life-changing and ultimately life-saving for LGBTQ kids and teens, kids with LGBTQ parents or family members, and anyone who feels
different because of their identity or interests or who may not otherwise see themselves reflected in the broader culture. LGBTQ-positive programs like DQSTKY are a vital part of making the world a safe and affirming place for all children. LGBTQ children need role models, and all children should learn to embrace gender diversity and learn empathy.
Drag Queen Storytime-Kentucky is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a public charity, the organization is required to make specific files available to the public for inspection and copying, including its application for exemption, related correspondence, and federal returns. Links to the most commonly requested documents are found below or found under the annual review tab.
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