COD’s Pride Alliance promotes awareness, and educates on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight issues with regard to diversity of sexual orientation. They have held dances for the LGBTQ community in the past and are holding their second annual drag show April 11. This year, the theme is 1920s with a more modern twist. Songs from movies and musicals like Chicago, Burlesque and the Great Gatsby will be used in performances. Members are excited to add theatre to a typical drag show.
“Performers have been working over the past two months to get this show together and even a murder mystery script for the audience to follow,” said Pride Alliance president, Brad Setter.
A drag queen is a man who dresses up, and often acts, with exaggerated femininity. Personal reasons for doing drag will be different for each drag queen one may encounter. The most common purposes are self-expression, performing and entertaining, a creative outlet, means of self-exploration and/or a way to make cultural statements.
Drag kings are mostly female performance artists who dress in masculine drag and personify male gender stereotypes. A typical show may incorporate dancing and singing, sometimes live or lip-synching to pre-recorded tracks. Drag kings often perform as exaggeratedly macho male characters.
Pride Alliance would like to remind the COD community that this a show for everyone, and all are welcome.