Confusion surrounds Drag Queen Story Time at Georgia library

April 07, 2019 - 8:04 pm

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia drag queen invited to read to children at the library said he feels discriminated against after the upcoming story time activity was removed from an events calendar.

Steven Igarashi-Ball, who performs in drag mostly for charity as Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker, said he's confused by the situation.

He says he was invited to perform by the staff at the Alpharetta library branch, part of Fulton County's library system. But he says the county library system removed the April 27 "Drag Queen Story Time" from its events calendar.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that other story time events are still noted on the online calendar.

Library system spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez tells the newspaper that the event wasn't canceled. However, no one has explained its removal from the events calendar.

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