If you have been anywhere on social media in the last few days, then you have most certainly seen the story about the Children's Book Cellar in Waterville and their even 'Drag Story Hour'. Here is a link to the original story from Renee Nelson.

According to the Kennebec Journal Online, both people in support ofand people who oppose this upcoming event are planning protests at the Waterville business.

According to the Kennebec Journal,

The event is being organized as part of the 2019 Central Maine Pride Festival and is intended as a way of promoting diversity and educating people on the LGBTQ community, said Ellen Richmond, owner of the Children’s Book Cellar.

“I’m not inviting pedophiles in to pet little children,” Richmond said. “I have one man coming in dressed as a woman to read stories to children, and then we’re going to make wands and crowns.”

The event is planned for June 1 and has been in the works since before the Waterville City Council voted last week to pass a resolution declaring June 2 Central Maine Pride Day.

Richmond said controversy blew up on social media over the weekend, including a Facebook post by Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro on his personal page and a thread about the event on the page Maine Conservative Grassroots.


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