Earlier this month, a prominent Anchorage Jewish community – Congregation Beth Shalom – welcomed three drag queens to their place of worship for an emerging development on the drag queen story hour trend.
The LGBTQ activist group – The Queen’s Guard – admits to being a little taken aback when Rabbi Abram Goodstein asked to partner with them for the event.
“When Rabbi Abram reached out about having a Drag Queen Story Hour at Congregation Beth Shalom, I was a little surprised,” The Queens Guard Facebook page states. “When I met with Rabbi Abram to discuss his idea, to go over details, I was really not sure what to expect.”
The gathering featured a cross-dressing, bearded and mini-skirt-wearing Golden Delicious, along with DelaRosa and Dr. Feelgood. The gender-bending trio read children’s stories and sang songs as they promoted drag culture to children and others.
“Something great began on Sunday, May 7th, at the Congregation Beth Sholom in Anchorage,” The Queen’s Guard stated. “An amazing beginning to what will hopefully be many more events together!”
Congregation Beth Sholom describes itself as “a progressive congregation affiliated with Reform Judaism.”