Dinner dates aren’t for everyone, and for those down on their luck in love, there was an alternative to spending the evening alone: a drag show.
The second annual “Valentine’s A Drag” show in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College offered couples and singles a different way to celebrate the alleged Hallmark holiday.
“For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day can be a reminder of what you don’t have,” said Nancy Stoffer, coordinator of diversity programming at FLC. “It’s a celebration of the love of community, and of folks whose love has oftentimes in the past not been celebrated.”
The show was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at FLC, which Stoffer described as a safe place on campus for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to find resources and support.
In the words of acclaimed drag superstar RuPaul, the diverse mix of drag king and queens served up “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent” for the audience.
Tips given to the performers benefited the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.