Nelson Library cancels Drag Story Time following threats, online intimidation
by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Mar 09 2023
A Drag Story Time scheduled for Saturday at the Nelson Public Library has been canceled after staff and storytellers received threats and online intimidation Nelson Pride said in a media release Thursday.
Nelson Pride (formally known as Kootenay Pride) said it stands with Nelson Public Library and understands the library was put in an impossible situation after receiving threats of violence against staff along Drag storytellers for an upcoming Drag Story Time.
“We recognize the rights of individuals to protest,” Chief Librarian Tracey Therrien said in a media release.