Drag Story Hour supporters greatly outnumber protesters at Jackson Heights library event Friday


Police from the 115th Precinct put up barricades at opposite sides of 81st Street in Jackson Heights Friday in anticipation of protestors attempting to disrupt Drag Story Hour (DSH) at the Queens Public Library branch.

DSH events across the city have been targeted by right-wing groups with increasing frequency in recent months, but in Jackson Heights, the community has repeatedly turned out to show support. Unlike the chaotic scene outside the Jackson Heights Library on Dec. 29, which included altercations between the two factions, Friday’s reading was non-violent, primarily because just a handful of anti-LGBTQ+ protesters showed up.