Parents of New York City public school children are furious after finding out that the city has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to support drag queen shows without their consent.
The New York Post cited city records showing that Drag Story Hour NYC, previously known as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC, has received $207,000 in taxpayer funding since 2018.
Funds include a $50,000 contribution from New York State through its Council on the Arts, along with $157,000 allocated from New York City’s Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development. The Department of Transportation has even contributed, according to the Post.
City records indicate that the group received $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries last month.
This year alone, Drag Story Hour NYC has appeared in 49 programs at 34 public schools in New York City, according to its website.
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