HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Several people gathered outside the Houston Public Library to protest its drag queen storytime event.
An event in which local drag queens were invited took place at the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library Saturday afternoon.
Protesters at the event believed it was a way to "groom children to be acquainted with these issues."
"This is an abomination. Children should not be sexualized," said protester Cesar Franco.
A participating drag queen described the event as a way of spreading joy and love.
"They don't know hate, they know what they enjoy."
The event also featured a musical number, a photo booth, and various activities for families.
According to organizers, the program is aimed to provide children with positive and unabashedly queer role models.
'TO SCANDALIZE CHILDREN IS A SIN': Protesters gather during drag queen story time event