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Former Miss Gay Ohio America to teach teenagers 'how to do drag' in public library summer class — and it's titled 'Drag 101'

A former Miss Gay Ohio America is set to teach teenagers "the building blocks of how to do drag" in a public library summer c...

A former Miss Gay Ohio America is set to teach teenagers "the building blocks of how to do drag" in a public library summer class — and the course is titled "Drag 101," WOWK-TV reported.

What are the details?

"Curious about the art of drag and no idea where to start? Come learn the basics with former Miss Gay Ohio America and local queen, Selena T. West!" the class description reads. "We will learn about the application of makeup and creating characters, as well as the history of drag. All genders welcome! Teens only, please."

The free class will take place at the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library system from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 5, WOWK reported, adding that there's no signup or registration required. There do not appear to be any other scheduled "Drag 101" classes on the library web site during the summer.

What does the 'Drag 101' teacher have to say?

"My boy name is Kyle Gayle. I'm 29-years-old and my drag name is Selena T. West," the Columbus drag performer told the station.

West added to WOWK that "Drag 101" has "nothing to do with sex or gender identity at all."

What does the county library director have to say?

George Needham, Delaware County District Library director, added to the station that the class is "probably the most controversial program I've ever worked with in 40 years."

He told WOWK that "Drag 101" is one of about 400 summer programs, 45 of which are for teenagers.

"A big mission for the library is to encourage lifelong learning, to encourage curiosity, and to encourage people to be engaged in the world," Needham added to the station.

What does a conservative U.S. Senate candidate have to say?

Melissa Ackison — a mother of four and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate — told WOWK she has questions about the "Drag 101" class.

"My first concern was, 'Are there background checks for this program, and how are they vetting candidates who come in for something like this?'" she told the station.

Ackison also wondered to WOWK if "Drag 101" is an appropriate use of tax dollars or class time for teens and if it simply shouldn't be offered.
But the library director doesn't see it that way.

"You know if it helps to add to the education of the community, if it helps to add some civil discourse, I'll take a news crew every week," Needham told the station.


  1. Where is the TOLERANCE for the belief systems that built the Civilization.
    Show me any successful, prosperous, homosexual civilization in all history..
    When the "alternate" lifestyle becomes mainstream,civilization DIES. The parasite cannot live without it's healthy host body.
    Science is science. You can't change your sex. You cant change biology because of emotions
    If you cannot NATURALLY bear and birth a child you are not a WOMAN.
    If you cannot NATURALLY fertilize an egg you are not a MAN.
    You can cut off whatever body part you want and change your pronouns. That Doesn’t change your DNA.
    They scream "tolerance" but they are INtolerant.
    They scream "HATERS" but look at their twisted faces and spittle dripping mouths.
    They scream "democracy" but they refuse to accept the will of the MAJORITY.
    There has been ZERO concern for the RIGHTS and FEELINGS of the NON-lbgtafd People, So I see ZERO reason to give a Flying FIG about theirs.

  2. Nothing like screwing up teens now with this garbage....And using a Public Building paid for by the taxpayers no less should be strictly outlawed. This is a GROSS misuse of a public should not be used as a venue for PORN!!!!

  3. That little kid needs to have a normal childhood and normal teenaged years.....

  4. DNA rules. Anything else is bs. I care nothing for the no brainers. I think Scrooge was right..... let them disappear via natural causes (no procreation) and decrease the surplus population......

  5. "All genders welcome! Teens only, please."

    nuff said.....