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Shawn Vestal: Organizer of drag queen protests clings to delusions of persecution

They were billed as Drag Queen Story Hours. But they’ve turned out to be more or less endless as outrage fuel for those whose devotion to a sense of themselves …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Spokane County Libraries wants voters to know it didn’t host Drag Queen Story Hour as it seeks approval on levy

The Spokane County Library District hopes to avoid reductions in services through passage of a $2 million property tax increase to fund operations at the system’s 11 branches. But library …

Sue Lani Madsen: Public libraries can lead way in viewpoint diversity

Celebrating diversity is one of the six values adopted by the Spokane Public Library Board. If diversity is your highest value, all people and all viewpoints should be welcome.

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Arrest made at South Hill story hour

A local pastor known for preaching that homosexuality is a choice and drag is a perversion, says he was wrongfully targeted by police and arrested during last Saturday’s Drag Queen …

UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Drag Queen Story Hour: “Love your family no matter what”

The Spokane Public Library on the South Hill hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday for about 50 children and their families, but dozens of children were turned away …

Anna M. Bohach: It is time to take off the dress

Women have every right to be offended and outraged when a man dons womanface.

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

250 attend Spokane library discussion about drag

More than 250 attendees clapped and cheered at a panel discussion Thursday evening sparked by the Spokane Public Library’s scheduling of Drag Queen Story Hour.

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Sue Lani Madsen: Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour” not whole story on gender fluidity

Libraries promote reading, but Spokane Public Library’s story-hour theme based on drag queens takes a particular stand on gender fluidity.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Libraries plan Drag Queen Story Hour, attract debate

Story time at the Spokane Public Libraries doesn’t normally attract protesters, or counterprotesters for that matter. Both “500 Mom Strong” and “500 Drag Queen Strong” plan to attend the Drag …