Drag Story Hour slays in St. Paul, and the haters stay home

The first Drag Story Hour at the Rondo library in St. Paul was a sparkling, high-kicking smash.


The room was steamy, and not just because there was a summer rain finishing up outside, but also because the room was packed. A full house had turned up to watch a drag performer read a story.

Families with kids young enough for diapers and old enough for iPhones filled the chairs, spilled into the aisles and packed into corners. Most wore the rainbow buttons reading "We belong together" available on a table by the door.

This had to be one of the biggest events in the library's recent history. An announcer was barely audible over the dull roar of crying kids and shushing parents. Eventually someone found Sasha Cassadine a microphone.