A Boston drag queen who was targeted by a neo-Nazi group during a drag queen story hour in Jamaica Plain said the demonstration only encourages her to continue with drag peformances.
Patty Bourrée, who has hosted several story hours at local libraries, said they are intended to promote literacy, creativity and self-love. But in recent months, Bourrée said nearly every story hour she has hosted has attracted demonstrations or threats of protests. The latest one at the Loring Greenough House was disrupted by white supremacist group NSC-131.
"This only increases my resolve to do it because if you're making the right people mad, it makes me feel like I'm on the right track with what I'm doing," Bourrée said on Greater Boston.
Rev. Irene Monroe, co-host of GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast, said ,"as we see a nation crawling towards acceptance and democracy, we will always see a backlash."
Monroe said it's important to fight these battles. "No matter what our identity might be, it's important to speak up because there will be a moment when they'll come for us and there will be no one to speak up for us," she said.
Bourrée remains undaunted and said she will continue holding story hours.
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