The Lafayette Public Library’s controversial “Drag Queen Story Time” event is being moved to a larger venue to accommodate an expected “overflow crowd and resulting safety concerns,” according to a library news release.
The event was scheduled to occur Oct. 6 at the main branch library, but is now to be held at the South Louisiana Community College. The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The rift among the factions on either side the Drag Queen Story Time controversy was laid bare this week, and it looks irreconcilable.
The event will feature male University of Louisiana-Lafayette students dressed as women reading to children between the ages of 3 and 6. Plans for the event, which the library advertised last month in a newsletter, have stirred passionate arguments among those who support and oppose it.
The reading selection of three books was compiled by librarians. The books are: Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev; From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom; and The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.