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LGBTQ leader talks about cancellation of Drag Queen Story Time

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two days after the Morgantown Public Library System canceled its Drag Queen Story Time, reactions to the cancellation continues.

A group not affiliated with the library scheduled a volunteer reading event for last Saturday, which was met with violent threats targeting the LGBTQ community.

Ash Cutright, the president of the Morgantown Pride, said participants had their information doxed and lives threatened.

“The queer community here in Morgantown is very resilient, but also very tired,” they said. “As a trans person in the Morgantown community and the president of Morgantown Pride, I see this tiredness and hurt almost every day now.”

A rally was held Saturday in support of the LGBTQ community. More than 100 people attended the event.

But Cutright said more needs to be done to protect people.

“While I am upset with what has happened over the last week, I think we can use these as steps to move forward,” they added.


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