Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen story hour in Greenville
Image: SABRINA SCHAEFFER/Staff/Imagn
April 10, 2019 - 10:15 am
There’s a new petition on line looking to get two Greenville library employees reinstated to their jobs after the now-famous Drag Queen Story Hour at the Five Forks Branch got intense media coverage. So far, as you can see in this screen capture, over 2,000 people have signed have signed that...
Read More
Evan Smith
February 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
State Rep. Garry Smith proposed a budget amendment on Tuesday that aimed to cut state funds from libraries that don’t use a set of rules adopted by the state Department of Education to determine whether events are “age appropriate.” Essentially, the bill would take away money from libraries that...
Read More
February 17, 2019 - 11:09 pm
​The Drag Queen Story Hour, organized by a group called Moms Liberal Happy Hour SC​, took place as scheduled Sunday afternoon at the Five Forks library in Simpsonville. Law enforcement was well prepared, arriving early Sunday morning to keep protesters and counter-protesters separated in the...
Read More
Evan Smith
February 14, 2019 - 4:09 pm
Now that the much talked about Drag Queen Story Hour is back on the books for this Sunday, 3pm to 7pm at the Five Forks Branch of the Greenville Public Library, law enforcement is taking measures to ensure everything remains peaceful. Lt. Ryan Flood said deputies will enforce several security...
Read More
Patrick Gentry
February 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
It’s been the topic of many talk shows, many phone calls have been made, and the event was once even cancelled. I had the opportunity to talk to Rylee Hunty who is the lead drag queen who will read to children this Sunday at the Five Forks library. She told me the event is about education, not...
Read More
Evan Smith
February 12, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The much debated Drag Queen Story Hour – in which four drag queens read stories to young children – has been a kind of wedge issue since it was announced that a local groups known as “Mom’s Liberal Happy Hour” was bringing the event to the Five Forks Branch of the Greenville Public Library. A...
Read More
Evan Smith
February 07, 2019 - 2:53 pm
You may recall the backlash that ensued following the news of a Drag Queen Story Hour – in which four drag queens read stories to children – that is scheduled inside the Five Forks Branch of the Greenville Public Library. The event was scheduled by a local group called Mom’s Liberal Happy Hour...
Read More