by MORGAN STOLPA, CSU Public Relations Intern
Have you ever wanted to experience an authentic drag show? Now’s your chance.
The LGBT Center is hosting a Gender Bender Student Drag Show on Wednesday, April 3r from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Ostrander Auditorium in the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Tickets are cash only and $3 in advance in the LGBT Center in CSU 194 or $5 at the door. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure your spot at the show as tickets typically sell out before the doors open.
David Gardner, Acting Director, Gender and Sexuality Programs said, “The drag show provides a unique opportunity to witness one aspect of the LGBT community, the art of drag! Through drag, women can gender bend into men and men can gender bend into women. It’s an opportunity for individuals to express themselves in a way that’s open and affirming while being surrounded by other members of the LGBT and ally community.”
Returning this year as both an MC and performer, Mistress Victoria DeVille. Joining her is cities-favorite and MNSU alumna, Nocturna Lee Mission. Joining them on-stage are The Rose Sisters, Luscious Rose, Princess Blue Rose, Aniyah Rose, Luna Muse and six new student performers who will be gracing the stage for the very first time!
In addition to both student and professional drag performers, students can expect awesome costumes and larger than life personalities. Students are also encouraged to tip the performers with $1 as this is a typical occurrence at a drag show, but it is not necessary as the performers are already being paid.
For more information about the Gender Bender Student Drag show, stop by the LGBT Center in CSU 194 or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTCenterMSU/.