Drag Queen Teen Time Raises Eyebrows For NH Library

NASHUA, NH (WBZ-AM) —  A public library in New Hampshire is trying something new this upcoming weekend but it has raised some eyebrows with its choice.

It is not unusual for a library to feature a poetry reading, but it is unusual when the person reading the Poetry is a drag queen. 

That's going to be the case Saturday afternoon when Monique Toosoon will be featured at the Nashua Public Library in what is called "Drag Queen Teen Time." 

Monique says she will be reading poetry and taking questions from teenagers. 

"It's going to be fun. It's like a clown reading for the kids," she said.

She hopes that she gets across the message that it's okay to be different, and she wants these teens to feel good about themselves. 

She knows there are those who object to her presence, but she says this is not a drag performance, she will just be sitting there reading poetry, and she is not trying to groom any of the teens or encouraging them to become drag queens.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports.

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