Drag Queen Story Time

Written by on November 2, 2018

An independent bookstore in Riverside, California, called Cellar Door Books was hosting a Halloween event for kids that had three drag queens reading books to children.

Genevieve Peters

During the event, Sherman-Nurick said she noticed a woman (Genevieve Peters) recording video with a mobile phone. She explained to the woman that she couldn’t record the children without their parent’s permission.

However, Peters refused to stop. The situation escalated after several parents surrounded Peters and demanded she cease recording. A security guard for the bookstore intervened, as well and she refused to leave.

Finally, Sherman-Nurick called the Riverside Police Department to remove her. Peters told police that she wasn’t recording the children, just the drag queens. She then voluntarily departed and no charges were made.

Peters told KNBC4 that she decided to attend the reading because she feels that the country is going down an immoral path. “For the last 30 years, the homosexual agenda has been first and foremost wanting to desensitize our communities, our children, our families,” she said.

“She has invited the public to watch this perversion with these homosexuals,” Peters said. “I’m sorry this is what’s happening.” “I’m used to this negativity and hate,”

Drag performer Jovani Morales said. “They’re screaming hateful things and negative comments that kids shouldn’t be hearing, to begin with.”

Peters said that she would be back every time there are drag queens at the bookstore.

Sherman-Nurick said she has been getting dozens of positive calls, emails, as well as messages on the store’s Facebook page. Her customers and surrounding community have also been extremely supportive.

Sherman-Nurick said a parent from San Diego, who attended the event, told her that she found Peters’ website and her child was clearly visible in the video. She’s contacted a lawyer to look into the violation of her child’s privacy.

This type of ignorance that Peters displays blows my mind and I’m unclear as to what this “homosexual agenda” is that Peters speaks of. I do however hope it includes the right to attend an event I was invited to read at and not be harassed by someone who is obviously tormented with personal demons.

I hope it also includes civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. To not be a novelty character, but as a full participant in society when it comes to Television and movies. To not be a punchline in a comedy act. To have equal treatment, equal benefits for partner and children, to be free from discrimination, harassment in the workplace and not to be fired because of sexual orientation. The right to visit a sick or dying partner in a hospital and receive bereavement leave. The right to get married and have it not labeled as a union or same-sex partnering, domestic partnership. And so on I could go.

I may be crazy or out of line but would it not be considered premeditated harassment when Peters said that she would be back every time there are drag queens at the bookstore?

It’s heartbreaking that Peters has that kind of time to commit to hatred that it consumes her rational thinking and common scene, especially where children would be involved. And then people like herself wonder why kids act the way they do. Stupid is as stupid does.

In 1996 the First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton put out a book that included the words “it takes a village” and in that book Clinton presents her vision for the children of America. She focuses on the impact individuals and groups outside the family have, for better or worse, on a child’s well-being, and advocates a society which meets all of a child’s needs. So to Miss Peters, I say “We’re here! We’re Queer! Get used to it!”

If you wish to kill Genevieve Peters with kindness, This is the link to her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/genevieve.peters.9809

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