"DRAG Queens will visit primary schools to read stories to children in a bid to boost LGBT awareness."
"The man behind the scheme hopes it will `spread a bit of happiness and love` and promote tolerance and individuality."
"And he said despite a backlash from a minority of critics, their comments are the `kind of negativity we are trying to change`."
"Call centre worker Tom Canham, who came up with the idea, said he was inspired by Drag Queen Story Time, an American project in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles..."
"He has recruited 30 drag queens from across the UK and is getting daily requests from people wanting to take part..."
"He said the scheme has faced harsh criticism from some corners, revealing he had been called a `paedophile` and accused of `trying to incite young children into being gay`."
"Tom said: `Thankfully that is only one in 1,000 people – and in a way it spurs me on, because that is the kind of negativity we are trying to change`."
"`The aim is to give children `glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models`."
"It comes weeks after a new primary school in Glasgow with unisex toilets was given the go-ahead in a bid to stop lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils being bullied."
"Complaints have been lodged with Glasgow City Council after it emerged boys and girls as young as FIVE will share lavatories at the new Blairdardie primary in a bid to stop lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils being bullied."
Ridiculous. What should five-year-olds know about lesbian, gay or bi-sexuality?