Because Trump

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Saint Paul Public Library to start a Drag Story Hour:

“Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity, ” said Chad Kampe, a Minnesota activist who organizes queer-friendly events and is promoting the series with SPLL. “At a very young age, we are taught to embrace our differences. Drag not only provides an opportunity to embrace who we are, it allows for us to broadcast and share who we are with the world.”

Why?

Because Trump, of course:

The series is part of an inclusivity campaign called “We Belong Together,” a 2017 initiative that SPPL officials said was a “response to the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘Travel Ban.’”

Not sure the ban specifically covered cross-dressers, but I could be wrong.

Of course, no part of this is about “embracing our differences”. It’s about “othering” the mainstream; about defining the”Thems” in the “Us vs. Them” equation that dominates all progressive politics.

And the Saint Paul Library system is part of the machine, these days.