The Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany announced a “Drag Queen Story Time” event
Family members of US troops stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany can take their children to Drag Queen Story Time next Thursday. According to the base library’s Facebook page, it is part of Pride Month festivities.
“We’re celebrating Pride Month at the Ramstein Library with Drag Queen Storytime!” the announcement on the page of Ramstein & Vogelweh Air Force Libraries said on Tuesday. “Join us with special guest reader Stacey Teed! Be sure to wear your brightest and most colorful outfits!”
This event will take place June 2 and it is separate from regular story time for military kids, which is hosted by Vogelweh Library in Kaiserslautern.
“I find it wholly inappropriate that the military of all places will be using public funds to sexualize children,”One woman told Post Millennial that her husband was stationed at Ramstein. She claimed she was “shocked to see the Ramstein Air Force Base Library plans to hold an official drag queen story hour for children.”
Ramstein, a large US military base located in south Germany, serves as headquarters for the US Air Force Europe, Africa, and NATO Allied Air Command. According to The Post Millennial, it had reached out to Ramstein for comments but still has not heard back.
Last year, the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada held a drag performance – which the base defended as “an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the history and significance of drag performance art within the LGBT+ community”When called out by conservative Breitbart News.
“Ensuring our ranks reflect and are inclusive of the American people is essential to the morale, cohesion, and readiness of the military,”Breitbart received a statement from a Nellis spokesperson. The show, however, was not aimed at children, but adults.
According to Post Millennial, a Ramstein library hosted a similar event in 2021. This featured a woman dressed up as a male. Since last year, the US has supported Pride celebrations by military personnel and diplomats.
Drag Queen Story Hour began in 2015 in San Francisco by LGBT activists from Canada and San Francisco. It aimed to improve library readings. “more inclusive and affirming.”Social conservatives have condemned the practice for inappropriate sexual grooming.
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