Drag queens are being brought into taxpayer-funded nursery schools to teach children about sexual diversity.
The Drag Queen Story Time organisation, based in Bristol, was formed ‘to teach children about LGBT tolerance’.
Nursery bosses say the sessions will help children to ‘see people who defy rigid gender restrictions’ and grow up to combat hate crime.
They want to target two and three-year-olds to influence them early. The drag queens, including Donna La Mode, will read stories to the children.
The sessions are being held at seven London Early Years Foundation nurseries over the winter – and if they are successful they will be rolled out across all the LEYF’s 37 sites.
But leading child psychotherapist Dilys Daws, feared they could sow the seeds of confusion in young children about their own sexual identity.