Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms will be hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour, featuring local drag queen Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker, on June 29 at Atlanta City Hall.
After the Alpharetta Library Branch dropped Miss Sugarbaker’s drag storytime event from its calendar, Mayor Bottoms quickly tweeted, inviting the drag queen “and all of our LGBTQ friends” to City Hall to have an event there.
Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker and all of our LGBTQ friends are always welcome at Atlanta City Hall. How about we host your next story hour? @CityofAtlanta—let’s make it happen! #OneAtlanta 🌈 https://t.co/gj3eUIRZSC
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 5, 2019
“I think it’s about who we are as a welcoming city,” she told the Georgia Voice regarding her invitation. “We can’t just say we are a welcoming city. We need to reflect that in our actions. It helps erase some of the discrimination and hatred.”
Now, the event has been officially announced. From 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, June 29, people of all ages can gather at Atlanta City Hall to hear a story from both Miss Sugarbaker and Mayor Bottoms and celebrate the diversity of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.
Guests will also enjoy free face painting, fun activities, playtime with popular Atlanta mascots, snacks, and more.
The event is free but requires guests to RSVP. Those interested in attending can RSVP here.