AS a person raised in a bygone age, I am somewhat bamboozled by much in the modern world. The current festivities for Pride Month have unearthed a strange obsession, with the usual suspects involved. I speak not of Douglas Ross who, perfectly reasonably, questioned the appropriateness of a library in his constituency hosting “Drag Queen Story Time” (“Greens’ anger as Tory leader Ross criticises drag queen story hour for children”, The Herald, June 7). Is this directed at consenting adults who may have an interest in drag queens? Is it a nice social event for residents of care homes? No, it is, extraordinarily, for small children aged 0-6. For his pains, Mr Ross was attacked by the unsavoury Green MSP Ross Greer: “You really are a nasty little bigot. Presumably you’ve never taken your kids to the panto?” The panto, Mr Greer, is entirely make-believe, as are all the characters in it. Presenting a real live drag queen in a real venue – a library – is not comparable. The “performer” is eyebrow raisingly a deputy head teacher. One has to wonder why certain people, including politicians, are so anxious to introduce small children to sexualised characters and material. For example, Maggie Chapman, Green MSP, is on record as saying “many trans people know who they are, sometimes as young as six or seven years old”. She has also accused Mr Ross of having “cast himself as a pantomime villain with his preposterous and narrow-minded attacks on a simple and innocent community event”. Encouraging the youngest in our society to question their sexuality and to be exposed to others of confusing sexuality is at least unwise and possibly a trigger for mental distress. Why are we doing this to our children? Who is driving this, and what are their motives? Jill Stephenson, Edinburgh.