Houston Library Leaders Sorry for Failure in Drag Queen Scandal

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Albert Garza is a 32-year-old registered sex offender because of sexual assault of an 8-year-old, but as an admitted homosexual transgender sexual performer in the Houston area, Houston library officials allowed him access to children ages 2-10, the required attendance for Drag Queen Story Hour. Houston Library officials have recently apologized that Garza was not "vetted" properly. (AP photo)

Houston Chronicle – Houston Public Library officials apologized Friday for failing to conduct a background check on a registered sex offender who read books to children at an event hosted by drag queens.

Albert Garza, a 32-year-old registered sex offender, participated in the program under the name Tatiana Mala-Niña, according to the conservative anti-LGBTQ group, MassResistance.

Library officials acknowledged in a statement Friday that Garza has “a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating” in the Drag Queen Storytime program, in which drag queens read books at the Freed-Montrose library.

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