‘We aren’t going anywhere:’ Drag Queen Story Hour forges ahead
Performer King Art Babe reads a book to small group of kids and parents during a Drag Queen Story Hour event at the Castro Valley Library in Castro Valley, Calif., on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. - Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group/Ray Chavez

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vowing that “we aren’t going anywhere,” the performer King Art Babe forged ahead Tuesday evening with the Alameda County Library’s first Drag Queen Story Hour event since a group of apparent Proud Boys members disrupted another reading earlier this month in San Lorenzo, Calif. No disruptions were reported Tuesday as the performer — bedazzled in heels, rainbow stockings, a frilly blue dress and a unicorn tiara — held a group of preschoolers and kindergarteners in rapt attention, flipping through several books about Pride parades and dressing in drag. Often, she stopped to rem...