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MN Reads: Drag Story Time: no pushback; just people excited and welcoming

Bob Dobrow

It's billed as "a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real."

Sean Hayes of Trans Plus calls it a much-needed addition to the community where LGBTQ people are frequently looking for new and family-friendly places to get together.

In some communities, big and small, liberal and conservative alike, the growing popularity of Drag Story Hours are getting some pushback.  But Bob Dobrow of Zenith Books in Duluth's West End says in our community, there's been no pushback at all, and even if there was, he says it wouldn't matter.  "We feel we're doing the right thing."

More information about Drag Story Time is here.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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