Drag Queen Story Hour: Who, What, Why?

I read an article in Psychology Today about the Drag Queen Story Hour, in which transgender men dressed in women’s clothes read stories to children in schools and public libraries. What struck me was that a “trustworthy” NewsGuard verified site could publish an article which had no justification, no scholarship, and what amounted to nothing more than empty ideological rhetorical screed.

After seeing many reports about this, my counterintelligence intuition fired red hot, and I suspected an influence operation. I was right. There is nothing organic or grassroots about the Drag Queen Story Hour. It’s well coordinated, well-funded, well-connected, and agenda-driven.

Who are the organizers? Who is paying for this? What is their agenda?

It seems that journalists have lost sight of this very basic investigation in the haze of emotive activism.

Drag Queen Story Hour Agenda

The agenda is not so hard to discern. A review of the content of the LGBT child stories, and statements by various organizers disclose the agenda:

  1. Dissuade children from homophobia (so they claim). This is despite the fact that there are very few people who fear LGBT. In truth, they aim to promote the default celebration of homosexuality and silence any rational inquiry and criticism.
  1. Dissuade children from racism and misogyny. They are content to ignore misandry (typical for the feminist movement).
  2. “Grooming the next generation.” That’s a direct quote.
  3. Indoctrinating children with an amorphous perception of gender
  4. There is “no such thing as boy and girl things” (previous link)
  5. Social ideology trumps biological reality (previous link)
  6. Increased gender dysphoria in the children is an acceptable risk for their social goals (higher rates of drug abuse, sexual abuse, risky sexual behavior – STDs, HIV, sterility, infertility, cancer risk from carcinogenic hormonal modification, and depression). There is a 1,000% rise in child visits to clinics with gender confusion because of this kind of LGBT activism.
  7. Sexualizing children. No, really. Children who respond enthusiastically to this indoctrination are dancing sexually in public, and performing in bars that wrap your cell phone in a magnetic pouch so they can perpetrate illicit activities without fear of people capturing evidence.
  8. Impact school favorability ratings
  9. They say it is a good thing to break social norms
  10. Promoting queer and transgender role models
  11. Dissuading hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT (there is a litany of incidents in which this kind of “pride” is leading to hostility, discrimination, and harassment of Christians and conservatives)

Prominent Organizers

Tom Canham, in the UK:

Michelle Tea in the USA (fiction writer, feminist, political activist/organizer, Amazon.com media studios contributor):


Drag Queen Story Hour lists two sponsors on their website: RADAR Productions, and the New York Public Library.

But who funds RADAR?

In summary:

  1. RADAR Productions
  2. New York Public Library (New York taxpayers)
  3. California taxpayers (California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, San Fran Foundation, SFAC, San Fran Public Library)
  4. Horizons Foundation
  5. Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  6. Zellerbach Family Foundation
  7. Queer Cultural Center (Doris Duke, James Irvine, William & Flora Hewlett, Kenneth Rainin Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts)
  8. Poets & Writers
  9. Federal taxpayers (NEA)

That’s right, through RADAR, all taxpayers in the US are channeling money to the Drag Queen Story Hour. California and New York State taxpayers, get a double dose of coerced subsidy of LGBT.

Zellerbach, Doris Duke, James Irvine, Kenneth Rainin, William & Flora Hewlett, and Walter & Elise Haas Foundations are legacy wealth, run by the privileged offspring of successful elders.

Walter & Elise Haas deserve special attention. One of their key leaders is the one who led the 30-year struggle for gay marriage, Ira Hirschfield. The German incarnation of his name, Hirschfeld, struck a chord in my memory in relation to the history of gay activism.

Magnus Hirschfeld is the man who founded the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft in Weimar Germany, prior to the rise of the Nazis, when Germany sank into a hellhole of vice, social dysfunction, and suffering. What bothers me is that I can’t find any information on Ira Hirschfield’s family history. Is it his real name? Are there any family relations to the original Magnus Hirschfeld? Did he rename himself in veneration to Magnus, as the global and formative leader in the advancement of gay activism? Or is his namesake just a coincidence?

Many American Jewish diaspora oppressed by the Nazis, and deeply committed to democratic socialism (German SPD), pornography, and sexology immigrated to the USA between 1890 and 1940. Jewish Quarterly chronicles the subculture’s foundation of the American pornographic industry.

Only 21-45% of American Jews believe in the biblical God, and while only 29% say that disbelief in God disqualifies Jewish status, 60% say that belief in Jesus disqualifies Jewish status.

This could explain why Jewish LGBT activism is hostile towards any invocation of the Torah or the Bible in asserting moral and historical standards. It is not likely that the Conservative or Orthodox sects of Judaism are favorable to any of the sexually permissive Jewish subculture that originated in Weimar Germany. Perhaps the split in Jewish opinion on LGBT activism is mainly along denominational lines.

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund speaks to interests and values that match the German Jewish democratic socialist diaspora who fled the Nazis. It would be a curious inquiry, to see if any of their associations go back to Weimar Germany, August Bebel and the SPD, or the patrons of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft.

I would conjecture that the escape from Nazi terror would be a good lesson to chronicle, unless these diaspora wish to bury the associations to those groups from Weimar Germany. Or perhaps like many modern progressives, they threw tradition and family veneration to the winds in the 1960s, and the nuanced facts are lost from their family memory.

Horizons has many sponsors you will recognize:

This network of LGBT activism is wealthy, powerful, connected, running on your tax dollars and empowered by appointed bureaucrats that the voters of New York and California sent to office.

Much could be said about Drag Queen Story Hour. What can’t be said is that it is some kind of organic grassroots activism, for under-privileged people. The amount of wealth, power, and influence that comprise their sponsorship network, including government sponsorship is the definition of privilege.

They entrusted Michelle Tea to promulgate and execute this influence operation. And based on how many chapters have risen in just two years, she has succeeded in advancing the agenda. I would imagine that if the reaction to the events is visceral and irrational, it will only help fuel the enigma and sympathy for the agenda. Agitprop artists rely upon such sensation – the grand trolls of the arts. And with priorities like these, it’s a wonder we still haven’t cured cancer, isn’t it?

2 thoughts on “Drag Queen Story Hour: Who, What, Why?

  1. I had never heard of August Fleischmann until this article. Found this short you tube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdX5bd36nlw that documents the ‘birth’ of this movement around 1900. It cites earlier physician reports of a so-called third love, the ‘Greek love’–men for men.

    Eighteenth and 19th century Germany was the world intellectual epicenter of scientific research, specially anthropology and human development. In reading Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I discerned that the church was dying before World War I as a powerful cultural influence, long before the Nazis, which helps explain how vulnerable they became to evil. I’d always wondered how could such a brilliant culture go so diabolically wrong. Spotlighting this intellectual thread of sexual licentiousness helps explain how EARLY the German descent into madness began.

    I am intrigued by the photo of the book, which looks like it is/was part of a library collection. My limited knowledge of German books is they rarely include the date of publication. Can you discern when it was written?


    1. Indeed, those are important observations. This era of history from the 19th century through the 1960s is butchered beyond belief. I have to acquire original sources and seek out very devoted professors who spend incredible energy curating original sources. And even that is a minefield since so many professors today are indoctrinated with postmodernism and their interpretation of history is fallacious. They use presentism, they do not cite original sources, and sometimes they do not cite sources at all, particularly in pop journals.

      Weimar Germany, Paris, and Shanghai in the early 20th century provide critical knowledge as to the consequences of vice (we have ancient indicators as well). San Francisco, Seattle, and Log Angeles are repeating this social retrogression and their voters and politicians seem like caricatures from a Simpson’s episode every time I hear them speak of the policies to address hygiene-lapsed disease, narcotics, homelessness, and squalor – another proud example of Democrat Party absolute domination of political power.

      Of course the sexual troubles extended beyond LGBT. The Nazi’s Lebensborn houses of breeding for SS officers were hardly shining feathers in the cap of heterosexual history.

      That book is: Vita homosexualis, a 1902 collection of August Fleischmann’s popular pamphlets on third gender and against §175 – a Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee library copy, confiscated on 6 May 1933, annotated on the endpaper: By Reichspräsident’s decree of 28.02.1933 destined for destruction and hidden from the public (label “Secr.”) as Nazi plunder by the Prussian State Library. This book, and other that may have survived the destruction of the Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee and the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, are sought after by the Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft in Berlin.

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