Jonathan Hamilt was named Executive Director of Drag Story Hour in late 2019 after co-founding the New York City Chapter in 2016. Hamilt was the first Executive Director of the organization, taking it from a loose string of a few state’s events to a national 501 c 3 with an international chapter network. Under his leadership, the organization will change its official name to Drag Story Hour to better reflect the diverse and vast drag talent across the network this October. The Royal Guard, the glittery boots to the ground event safety marshals, was implemented in 2022 to better de-escalate the ongoing homophobia and transphobia attack on the organization.
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