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By Sterling Roberts
Observer Staff Writer 

Drag Queen Story Time at the Beach to Celebrate Pride Month

Just in time for Pride, the stories included themes like inclusion, acceptance, and love.

 

Sterling Roberts

SaMo Pride Bus

This past Friday morning, Santa Monica hosted a special event to celebrate Pride Month. Viewers were able to meet at the library to hop on the Pride Bus to get to the event on the beach.

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Miss Barbie Q reading to the children

The event was held right outside of the Annenberg Community Beach House and was arranged in part by the Santa Monica Public Library. At the event there was a tent provided by the library with books that could be checked out using the honor system as well as goodies being given out such as bandanas, leis, and sunglasses. There were snacks and drinks provided by Back On The Beach, including tea, French macaroons, cookies, and scones.

With the audience sitting right on the beach, the show was targeted towards families. There were children running around and parents chatting with one another. While people were waiting for the main event to begin, workers at the event entertained the children with songs and repeat-after-me games.

The reading was hosted by Drag Queen, Miss Barbie Q. She read the kids stories with enthusiasm and included jokes for the parents as she read. Just in time for Pride, the stories included themes like inclusion, acceptance, and love.

 

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