Sandra (from West Philly Mama) posted over on Lesbian Family about taking her young kids (8 months and 2.5 years) to a drag show. Now, before you judge, this was no adult themed drag show. This was a drag artist putting on a show kids and reading Dr. Seuss. Miss Martha Graham Cracker, a beloved local drag performer has originally planned to read to kids for National Read Acorss America day. How cool is that? Except, bigotry reared its ugly head and she was uninvited. In response, a local church hosted her and ended up being jam packed!
I was delighted not only by the fact that a church stepped forward and allowed her to perform despite homophobia, bigotry, and hatred, but also by the outpouring of support by the community. I was thrilled that Sandra not only told us about her kids reaction but also video taped some of the show. Obviously, I live in Albania and couldn’t just swing by, but I did share the video with Little Elephant. She was riveted! (I think your kid would be to– I hope you watch it with them).
For those who won’t click over to Sandra’s original post, here is the video: