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Drag Queen Story Hour event cancelled due to ‘hateful comments’

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Sab Samuel aka Aida H Dee, organiser of Drag Queen Story Hour UK, had to cancel a drag queen storytelling event for children in Leeds on Monday, June 22 due to ‘hateful’ comments posted online.The virtual event, which was due to take place on Leeds Libraries’ Facebook page as part of Pride Month, was cancelled the day before it was to take place after Leeds City Council refused to let the event go ahead after receiving ‘a number of concerns’.

They decided against the event taking place so that those concerns can be ‘properly considered’.Drag Queen Story Hour UK’s website makes it clear all performers are subject to a valid DBS check and they also train all their story-tellers in areas such as child to performer interaction, how to answer..

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