Montana Zoo Faces Controversy Over Upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour Pride Month Event

Montana Zoo Faces Controversy Over Upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour Pride Month Event


A Montana zoo faces backlash after scheduling a “Drag Queen Story Hour” for Pride month.

ZooMontana in Billings, Montana, has planned the June 22 event, upsetting some in the local community.

“Why are we putting such a contentious issue right in the heart of that area?” the founder of the Montana Family Rights Alliance, Jenna McKinney, said Thursday in a video call.

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“This is not appropriate. We really don’t appreciate this in our community and especially at this venue,” she added.

Despite concerns from McKinney and others, ZooMontana’s Director Jeff Ewelt has no plans to cancel the event.

“We have heard from many of you in regard to the 406 Pride Drag Queen Story Hour being held at the Zoo later this month. Let me be clear – ZooMontana prides

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