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Groomers: Tax-funded Toronto festival for kids features drag queen ‘storytime’ and ‘queer’ concert

LSN: 'A children’s festival taking place this weekend in Toronto is slated to feature drag queens reading to children and a “queer songbook orchestra” concert for kids.


'Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre is hosting a “multidisciplinary festival for children” this weekend called “JUNIOR,” funded in part by taxpayer dollars through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. The festival, which is marketed to kids “ages 4–14,” features a “Storytime” event in which men dressed in drag read to children and a “queer” concert that promotes “the 2SLGBTQ+ community.”


'According to a description of “Storytime,” “Drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé” will read “culturally diverse books” and play music while “encouraging everyone to see our differences as beautiful.”'

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