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Qld students disrupt drag queen story time

By AAP Newswire

A drag performer who was confronted by students during a children's reading event at a Brisbane library will pursue legal action over the incident.

Men and women identifying themselves as members of the University of Queensland's Liberal National Club club stormed the public family event on Friday, chanting: "Drag queens are not for kids".

Footage of the incident has been watched hundreds of thousands of times online, as members of the Liberal National Party try to distance themselves from the individuals involved.

"Myself, drag queen Diamond, the Brisbane library staff, the families and their children were aggressively confronted by several individuals from the UQ Liberal National Club," entertainer Johnny Valkyrie wrote on Facebook.

"(They) burst into the event space, shouting and making vilifying comments against LGBTQIA+ people.

"This was planned and targeted at me. It hurt and affected so many others. I am sorry."

Drag Queen Story Time is run by the council in partnership with Rainbow Families Queensland, with entertainers leading singing, dancing, reading and craft classes for children and their families.

Valkyrie has reported the incident to police and says he is taking legal action.

Trevor Evans, the federal Liberal National Party member for Brisbane, said the "ratbags" who stormed the event were not party members.

"Last year the LNP resolved to take legal action to stop these ratbags from claiming to be affiliated with the LNP after some other silly stunts," he said in a statement.

"The ratbags who protested the event wouldn't know liberal values if they fell over them."

Councillor Vicki Howard said the actions of the "narrow-minded" protesters were "appalling" and did not represent the council or the LNP.

"It will not and never will be tolerated," she said in a statement.