Spokane Public Library downtown

SPOKANE, Wash. - After being pushed back about one week, Spokane Public Library will be holding a panel discussion on drag. 

The event, "Understanding Drag: A Community Conversation," was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 8, but was rescheduled so it wouldn't distract from Pride Day festivities. It's being held at the downtown library at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 13.

"Represented viewpoints include a Drag Queen, a child psychologist, a gender studies professor and a Christian minister," according to the panel's Facebook event page.

The decision to organize the panel came after controversy arose when Spokane Public Library announced it would host a Drag Queen Story Hour at its South Hill branch on Saturday, June 15.

Within minutes of the event's announcement, a protest had been planned. The group's Facebook page, called 500 Moms Strong, aims to have 500 mothers show up in protest of the story hour. 

KHQ's Patrick Erickson will have more details tonight at 5:00 pm.