By Sean Salai, featuring Ginny Gentles, director of IWF’s Education Freedom Center. Learn more at

A growing number of “family-friendly” drag queen story hours and dance performances open to children are becoming a mainstay of June Pride Month celebrations.

The social media account Libs of TikTok has posted dozens of viral tweets over the past weeks showing public schools, libraries, parks, gay nightclubs and even a Florida church including young children in pride events featuring professional drag queens.

“Parents want schools to start prioritizing academic instruction, and they expect libraries to be safe places that offer age-appropriate books and events,” Virginia Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, said in an email. “Instead, schools and libraries are prioritizing the demands of adults seeking to expose children to sexual content and highly sexualized performances.”