Lafayette Mayor President Speaks Out On The Drag Queen Reading
It has been an issue that has received plenty of discussion, and now Lafayette City Parish Mayor President Joel Robideaux has released a press release about the scheduled "Drag Queen" Story Time that is slated for Saturday, October 6, at the Lafayette Pubic Library downtown.
In the press release, Robideaux says he has one appointment to the Lafayette Library's Board of Control, while the Lafayette City Parish Council is responsible for the other appointments.
Robideaux says he plans to discuss cancelling the event or possibly moving it to a private venue, and he is suggesting that members of Lafayette Consolidated Council should do the same.
The City Parish Mayor President's press release then states,
" Our parish libraries are public spaces, with venues that any group or individual can reserve, on a non-discriminatory basis, as required by law. We have to be certain, however, that our internally approved programming is both appropriate and serves the needs of Lafayette Parish. That is the only way our library system will continue to enjoy the support from our community that it has historically received."
Robideaux says they are asking questions to determine how the officials at the library decided to approve the program based on questions that they have received at City Hall.
He says that while the Lafayette Library System events are something that are not decided upon by the government, he would like to know what the options might be for this event.
What happens from this point on has yet to be determined.
We had a conversation with Bradley Parfait and Jeffrey Stykes about what they wanted to do with this reading.