TWU drag show emceed by national celebrity, promotes inclusion
Feb. 6, 2020 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University’s Student Union, Housing and Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, PRIDE and Helping Hands will host “Kings, Queens & Non-Binary Beings” drag show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the southwest ballroom of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall.
This year’s show will feature national, local and student performances, including host and emcee, Landon Cider, winner of Dragula season 3!
Admission is free for TWU students with a valid TWU ID and $5 for everyone else, including TWU faculty, staff and alumni.
“We have a very diverse array of performers,” said Anna Hunter, associate director of Student Union Programming. “Our program includes solo performances as well as two group performances.”
A unique feature of this drag show is that tips are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit OUTreach Denton, an LGBTQA alliance that provides support, advocacy and resources.
Non-alcoholic “mock-tails” will be available during the vendor mixer, which will begin at 6 p.m. The mixer will feature local organizations that support the LGBTQIA community and will educate guests on drag show etiquette. Food may be purchased at the retail dining options located inside the Student Union at Hubbard Hall.
Tickets are available at the Student Union Information Desk on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Seating will be assigned and tickets will be distributed in order. Only one ticket will be distributed per TWU ID. For guests who want to sit together, tickets should be picked up at the same time. Cash and credit are accepted. Doors to the ballroom will open at 6 p.m.
Students who served on the event planning committee and believe it is an opportunity to bring diversity and awareness to TWU and the Denton community.
“We try to foster an inclusive environment so people who have never attended a drag show will be comfortable through the experience,” said Hunter.
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