Keep Drag Queen Storytime

Principal Petitioner Richard Bakker, West End
Date Closed Fri, 31 Jan 2020 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 8804 signatures

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Residents ask that Brisbane City Council continues to acknowledge that our city is made up of beautifully diverse cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and beliefs. Diverse sexualities and gender identities are part of that beauty, therefore Brisbane City Council should continue to support drag queen story times that foster values of inclusion, tolerance and diversity. Drag queen story time celebrates LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people who are part of Brisbane’s diverse communities, supporting learning and well-being. As child-appropriate events are staged by trained performers who are Blue Card registered, we believe drag story time leads children to a love of reading and an appreciation of difference.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see the continuation of this valuable activity within our communities.

Council response