Should drag be banned? With all the fuss about drag story hours – folks in fabulous frocks and magical makeup reading to children – we thought you should hear and see some for yourselves. So you can consider if they should be illegal, as some politicians demand.

No need to sneak into a school or your local library’s kiddies’ room though, we’re bringing some to you! This month Out in the Bay presents KPFA Radio’s 3-part Drag Storytime series, produced by me and two KPFA colleagues.

In episode 1, hear The One & Only Rexy read Whoever You Are: A Baby Book on Love & Gender by Josephine Wai Lin and No One Owns The Colors by Gianna Davy at the Bay Area Book Festival.

Rexy spoke with us after the reading, and we also hear from author Gianna Davy and the Collective Book Studio owner and publisher Angela Engel. You can see Rexy read on KPFA’s YouTube page.

KPFA’s Drag Storytime Series was produced by KPFA Radio reporters E.A. and Eric Jansen (aka Cinnamon Sugarshoes) and KPFA videographer Peter Stickney. Thank you KPFA for letting us post this series!

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Video still of The One & Only Rexy reading at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley by Peter Stickney.

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