‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens Unite to Combat Anti-Drag Politics
The world of drag has always been a place for self-expression, creativity, and unapologetic boldness. In recent years however, this art form has become a target for conservative politicians and activists who seek to limit drag performers’ ability to express themselves freely.
In response, a group of RuPaul’s Drag Race winners and queer icons has come together to create the Drag Isn’t Dangerous campaign. This is a one-night-only streaming telethon that aims to combat anti-drag politics and raise funds for LGBTQ causes and drag performers in need.
Drag Queens Take a Stand Against Anti-Drag Politics With a Telethon
The telethon will feature a lineup of talented performers, including numerous RuPaul’s Drag Race winners and queer icons. As well as testimonials from LGBTQ people and straight celebrity allies. The one-night-only streaming telethon will be to raise funds for charities that support LGBTQ causes and drag performers in need.
The Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon is not just about raising funds; it is also about raising awareness of the impact of anti-drag politics on the LGBTQ community. Through this campaign, the organizers aim to dispel misconceptions about drag performers. Some conservative groups often label them as dangerous groomers, sexual deviants, and criminals.
Drag artists are not just fighting against anti-drag politics; they are also using their platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights. RuPaul and production company World of Wonder, for example, have partnered with the ACLU to create the Drag Defense Fund. Which aims to raise money to fight against anti-drag and anti-trans legislation in the US.
Drag Superstars Will Join Drag Isn’t Dangerous
Drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be joining in the special charity live-stream event, Drag Isn’t Dangerous. The telethon is organized by the Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) in partnership with multiple LGBTQ+ organizations and companies.
Many Drag Race winners and fan-favorite queens will participate in the event, including Alaska and Bob the Drag Queen. The lineup also features Darienne Lake, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, and more.
The telethon will feature a mix of live and pre-taped performances and celebrity cameos. As well as a live switchboard of drag queens taking donations over the phone. The event has been described as showcasing “the breadth and beauty of the ancient art form of drag.” Tickets to the live stream cost $20.