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Christian campaigner starts petition to prevent Tate’s drag queen story hour

A petition has been launched by Caroline Farrow, a Catholic commentator, to stop a drag queen story hour event at the Tate Britain Museum. The petition received almost 10,000 signatures in a day. Farrow, CitizenGo’s campaign director (UK and Ireland), launched the petition to prevent “promoting gender ideology to children” through the storytime event. She says that the event fosters gender theory and also sexualizes children as drags aim to “expose children to sexualized and political messaging regarding the LGBTQ+ movement.” Farrow also expresses her concerns over the gallery’s promotion of spring workshops for children where all the artists convey their pronouns and which use material focusing on the transgender experience.

Premier Christian News reports:

A petition launched against a drag queen storytime event at the Tate has received nearly 10,000 signatures in a day.

Catholic commentator Caroline Farrow has petitioned for the Tate to stop “promoting gender ideology to children” through its headline February half-term free event.

The Tate Britain Museum is set to host a drag queen story hour next week, hosted by “queer hero of literature”, neuro divergent drag queen Aida H Dee. According to the Tate, Aida is a patron of Autistic Inclusive Meets London, an author and activist.

Farrow, who is the UK and Ireland campaign director at CitizenGO says the gallery’s event promotes gender theory and sexualises children.

Her petition reads: “Drag queens have long been known as a niche form of adult entertainment predominantly found in gay nightclubs. Drag queens present a highly sexualised, demeaning and distorted vision of women, which many members of the public find offensive.

“Drag acts do not constitute education and do not teach tolerance. Their aim is to expose children to sexualised and political messaging regarding the LGBTQ+ movement.”

Farrow also raises concerns over the Tate’s promotion of children’s spring workshops which include material exploring the transgender experience and where all artists share their pronouns.

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