PC Drag Show: A Sickening Success

The drag show is my favorite Program Council (PC) event every year, and this spring was no different. This year there were three local queens, and all of them were phenomenal. Returning to the BSU stage was Candace Persuasian (she/her), a trans activist and drag queen you may recognize from the viral video of her “trans is beautiful” sign that Beyoncé herself shouted out during her most recent tour. Once again, Candace has blown me away…and took me on stage! I just love her energy, not to mention that she is also stunning.

Candace also came to BSU for the trans identities panel this semester along with Wilhelmina LaDesse (she/her), who also graced the BSU stage. Wilhelmina was doing kicks, jumps, and rolls all over the auditorium. While I was concerned for her safety, I was more concerned for the socks that she knocked off me! Not only was she gorgeous but her energy was intoxicating. I am so mad that her performance in LeGAYlly Blonde is happening on the night of graduation!

The third local queen is actually from Bridgewater! Chanel Thee Angel was mesmerizing. I think I could have watched her perform all night! When she poured water down her back I think a part of me died and went to gay heaven. And girl could she DANCE! She made every movement look so effortless – I could not look away. She truly has become one of my favorite local queens overnight and I can’t wait until I get to see her next.

And last but certainly not least, the eloguent (if you know, if you know) La La Ri from Rupaul’s Drag Race season thirteen and All Stars season eight brought her A game to the BSU stage and I have to say I was not disappointed. Tell me how she went from Bootylicious to a heart-wrenching ballad and not bat an eye! Her smile is infectious and I am so glad I was able to see her perform.

The Drag Show was once again a hit and I am so glad that BSU is open to sharing this amazing art form, especially at a time when the trans and drag community are under attack. Thank you PC!

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