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Drag Queen Story Time moved out of Otay Ranch library

Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 17:03:06-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The City of Chula Vista’s controversial Drag Queen Story Time is moving to a different branch to accommodate the number of registrants, city officials said Tuesday.

The event, which was supposed to take place at the Otay Ranch library, will now be held at the Civic Center library on Sept. 10 at 4 p.m.

“The Chula Vista Public Library welcomes everyone, and programming at the City’s three libraries includes and reflects the diverse communities the libraries serve,” city officials said in a news release. “Hosting drag queens to read and relate with children promotes reading and literacy and sends a positive message of acceptance and tolerance.”

A protest against the event was held Thursday, as opponents said they were concerned it would sexually influence children. Chula Vista Police intervened twice between both sides of the issue.

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Drag Queen Story Time is sponsored in partnership with San Diego Pride and South Bay Alliance.

Participants may sign up by calling 619-397-5740.