Miss Savannah Georgia of Asbury Park will host drag queen story time at 11 a.m. and Noon. New Jersey’s favorite Old School glamour drag queen diva, Miss Georgia has delivered a special brand of drag for over six years. She has made a name for herself as being a queen sought after to perform and host fundraisers and benefits for many groups and organizations that are doing great things for the Asbury Park community and the world. And, she excels at story time for kids.
At 1 p.m., Miranda Mathis of Msquared Books in Old Bridge, New Jersey will read from her book for young adults (pre-teen) titled Beautiful, That’s Me. Her book focuses on acceptance and self-esteem. Mathis has spent over 20 years in law enforcement in New Jersey and believes that self-worth, confidence, awareness and safety are important in safeguarding the mental and physical health of all children.
Damien Lopez of Asbury Park will read from his book, I Am A Prince: An Inclusive LGBTQIA Children’s Book at 3:30 p.m. A published queer author, he is a proud transgender man with hopes to shift the conversation of trans identities represented in children’s books and other mediums.
Radiant Angel Candles of Asbury Park will have a pop-up in the store, selling its Pride and Love candles. Refreshments, a rainbow balloon arch for fun photo opportunities, and giveaways will also be featured.
The Transgender Empowerment Program, part of the Prevention Resource Network of Asbury Park will also be a part of the day to provide information about its services. The group supports those who identify as Transgender, Non-Binary, and all other gender expansive identities.