Our mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces and community centers to promote self-expression, activism, and connection within the LGBTQ+ community, where they can find acceptance, support, and a sense of belonging.
As we all know, the LGBTQ+ community faces unique challenges in today's society, and nowhere is this more evident than in the lives of young people. These individuals are often marginalized and discriminated against, leaving them feeling isolated, alone, and in danger. Sadly, we are seeing increasing attacks on LBGTQ+ individuals and the things and communities that help them feel accepted and safe, such as drag shows.
With continued attacks on the LBGTQ+ community and states considering bills prohibiting drag show performances, we urgently need these safe shelters and community centers. We envision a place where LGBTQ+ youth can come together and feel a sense of community, love, and support. We believe every young person deserves a safe and nurturing environment and are committed to providing this space.
We want to create an atmosphere of acceptance and love where young people can express themselves freely without fear of judgment or discrimination. And, what better way to do that than through drag shows, which have been around since before Shakespeare? Drag can be an empowering and self-affirming form of expression. We believe drag shows can unite people, inspire creativity, and provide a sense of belonging and purpose.
We dress up daily, wearing designer clothes & shoes/high heels, designer watches, jewelry, nails, & makeup perfectly done. We're putting on the BEST versions of ourselves to show off our sense of style, status, etc., and feel empowered. We turn into someone else, the confident, secure, powerful version of ourselves. That's life! And also drag. Life IS a drag; make it beautiful, colorful, inclusive, and loving.
We ask for your donations to help us bring our vision to life. Your generosity will make a real difference in the lives of young people who desperately need our support.
Please consider donating whatever you can to help us achieve our goal. Your contribution will help to create a brighter future for LGBTQ+ youth, one where they can thrive and feel valued. Together, we can make a difference and create a world where everyone feels accepted and loved.
Thank you for your support!
There are several reasons why providing opportunities for teen/young adult drag performers is essential for our organization and the LGBTQ+ community.
First, drag performance can be an empowering and self-affirming form of expression for anyone, especially for LGBTQ+ youth, particularly those who may not have access to supportive communities or resources. By providing a safe and inclusive space for teen/young adult drag performers to express themselves, our organization can help promote self-confidence and self-esteem among LGBTQ+ youth.
Second, drag performances can also serve as a form of activism and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. By highlighting the talents and contributions of younger drag performers, our organization can raise awareness about the challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ youth and work towards creating a more inclusive and accepting society for all.
Third, drag performances can be an excellent way for young people to learn about the LGBTQ+ community, culture, and history and to connect with older generations of drag performers and the broader LGBTQ+ community. The mentorship aspect of these drag shows will also provide a unique opportunity for the young performers to learn from and connect with experienced performers in the LGBTQ+ community, allowing them to gain new skills, perspectives, and knowledge.
Lastly, by hosting drag shows, we provide a platform for younger LGBTQ+ individuals to showcase their talents and gain recognition and acceptance from their peers and the community, fostering a sense of belonging and validation.