A Montreal borough is reversing its decision to cancel a story-reading event for children, announcing that the reinstated event will be hosted by a well-known drag queen.
The borough previously cancelled Potvin’s story-time event for children in July.
Officials said the event in November is part of the borough’s fall program, which includes a series of cultural and library activities.
In some U.S. states, legislation is being introduced to prevent children's exposure to drag queen events or performances.
“It crosses the line when kids are subjected to these drag shows,” a June 14 joint statement from the Arizona state Senate majority team said.
Arizona state Sen. Vince Leach, a Republican who led the legislative effort, said the proposed law's main goal is to protect children against inappropriate behaviour.
“Impressionable youngsters are going into a room [and] being exposed to things that are distasteful, disgusting, and wrong,” he said.
“It used to be kids would be off-limits … everybody agreed with that,” DeSantis said at a press conference on June 8. “Now it just seems like there’s a concerted effort to be exposing kids more and more to things that are not age-appropriate.”
“We are taking hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the pockets of hardworking New York taxpayers … to fund a program teaching little children about their gender fluidity? Not. On. My. Watch.”
Potvin, who has been hosting storytelling events since 2016, has appeared as Barbada on the reality show "Call Me Mother" on OUTtv, and hosts the children’s show "Barbada" on Radio-Canada’s streaming service ICI Tou.tv.