A message from the Council:-

Later this month, Coco Flash and Erika, two of Aotearoa’s [i.e. NZ/Nu Turani’s] drag queens, will be visiting the libraries in Ōtaki and Paraparaumu as part of the story time series on ‘Women Loving Women.”

The Council says it’s all part of the Women Loving Women events.

The KCDC adds: “And our T-shirts’ exhibition opened yesterday at the Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Artspace in Paraparaumu Library, displaying colourful t-shirts worn by brave women making their stand for liberation 50 years ago.”

The KCDC also invites the public to ‘join us for interactive games and stories about about acceptance, inclusion and confidence later in May,’ when Coco Flash and Erika are visiting the libraries in Ōtaki and Paraparaumu.

“Join us for some very special storytelling sessions with drag queens Erika and Coco Flash, fresh from the green fields of Taranaki. These glamorous and colourful drag queens will be leading interactive games and reading stories to our tamariki about acceptance, inclusion and having confidence in yourself. Embracing sequins, colours and all things rainbow, expect to have an electric storytelling experience like no other!

“These storytimes are suitable for pre-schoolers and primary school-aged children with their caregivers.”

The slight problematic technicality, of course, is that it’s not two women, but two men.  Some people are questioning this apparent slip in judgement in the Council’s attempt at wokeism.  —Eds