Children at Parson Street Primary School in Bedminster, Bristol, were entertained by a drag queen on World Book Day. The school’s headmaster, Jamie Barry, reportedly invited the drag entertainer from Drag Queen Story Time in order to promote LGBTQ issues to their students aged from three to 11.
Drag Queen Story Time’s stated aim is to, “capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of children and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
One mother was quoted as saying, “Lots of parents at the school are not happy about it but the headmaster [Jamie Barry] says there’s no negotiation. He said if we don’t like it we should take our kids out of school on an unauthorised absence.”
Footage of the event has been shared on Facebook, in which a Drag Queen known as Sally Savage, is heard explaining to children:
Everyone know why I think it’s alright to wear a dress? Because dresses are made for people’s bodies. They’re not designed for boys for for girls. They’re just an item of clothing. If you want to wear an item of clothing and it makes you happy, please do it.