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Robert Conte


Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) has sparked a debate in communities and political circles over the past five years. While some view it as a positive and educational event showcasing diversity, others believe it has sinister motives of subverting children morally, socially, and psychologically. The clash between conservative and progressive groups is evident in social media discussions and articles. The controversy surrounding DQSH has led to discussions on indoctrination, gender stereotypes, and LGBTQ issues. Authors like Jamie Campbell Naidoo advocate for continuing such programs to promote diversity and acceptance in communities. On the other hand, William F. Jasper expresses concerns about the potential negative impacts of exposing children to drag queens, arguing that it goes beyond mere entertainment. The differing viewpoints highlight the complex nature of the debate surrounding DQSH.


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Conte, R. . (2024). DRAG QUEENS, CHILDREN, AND LIBRARIES, OH MY! : A MODERN-DAY ISSUE. Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East, 6(1.5). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jsriue/article/view/37927
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Robert Conte, Indiana University East Student

Robert Conte is originally from New York, and now lives in the Southern Indiana/ Louisville region with his husband. Robert will graduate with a B.S. in Psychology in the Spring of 2025, then move on to receive his master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling.


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