The National chapter of Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity has issued a statement in support of its fraternity members at UL Lafayette and their planned Drag Queen Story Time at the Lafayette Public Library.
The fraternity says that the event aligns with the values of diversity, service and friendship that they are committed to furthering in the communities they serve.
“We are proud of our members at UL Lafayette for providing leadership and promoting inclusivity in their community.”
Read the full statement from Delta Lambda Phi:
Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity (DLP) strongly supports its members from the UL Lafayette Provisional Chapter who are coordinating the Drag Queen Story Time Event with the Lafayette Public Library, an event that has occurred in public libraries across the country. This program teaches love, diversity and acceptance—powerful and positive messages from which all can benefit, and we are grateful to have a community partner like the library who shares these values. Lafayette citizens also made it clear at tonight’s Council meeting that they also believe in these principles, and we thank them for so openly sharing their acceptance of all members of their community.
Most importantly, this event aligns with DLP’s values of diversity, service and friendship, which the fraternity is committed to furthering in the communities we serve. We are proud of our members at UL Lafayette for providing leadership and promoting inclusivity in their community.
The fraternity describes itself as the first nationally recognized Greek-letter organization founded by gay men for all men.
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A letter of support for the event and the Library was made earlier on Wednesday by the Board of Directors of AOC Community Media. You can read that statement, here.