NYC education department sponsors drag queen PBS series for children ages 3-8

The New York City Department of Education is sponsoring a drag queen series targeted at 3 to 8-year-old children.

The show, called “Let’s Learn,” is hosted by a drag queen that goes by “Lil Miss Hot Mess.” The individual who plays the queen, Harris David Harris, is a queen from San Francisco, California, and claims to be one of the first drag queens that hosted a reading hour for children. “I am a drag queen and a children’s book author, and you may be wondering to yourself: ‘What on earth is a drag queen?” says Harris in one of the videos.

“I think we might have some drag queens in training on our hands,” Little Miss Hot Mess said after dancing and singing for the virtual audience. “Being a drag queen is about being bold, shining bright, and showing a little bit of bravery, being willing to step outside the box and to dance to our own beat sometimes.” The drag queen explained.

The episode is part of the series “Lets Learn,” a public television series produced in partnership by PBS member station WNET and the New York City Department of Education, WNET spokeswoman Lindsey Horvitz stated. Horvitz went onto say that “Let’s Learn” is not a PBS series, but was made available to PBS stations.  The first episode featuring “Lil Miss Hot Mess” aired on March 31st and WNET has received “only a small handful of messages” complaining about the show. The PBS website states that “Let’s Learn helps children aged 3-8 with at-home learning”.  “One-house programs feature instruction by educators and virtual field trips.”




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