Might 5 (UPI) — A number of drag stars and allies will carry out — dwell and in pre-taped appearances — on Sunday on the Drag Is not Harmful Telethon.
Bob the Drag Queen (RuPaul’s Drag Race, We’re Right here), Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Chicago on Broadway, Physician Who), Trixie Mattel (Trixie Motel, Queen of The Universe), Peppermint (Head Over Heels on Broadway, Name Me Mom), Eureka O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race, We’re Right here), Divina De Campo (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Hedwig and the Offended Inch in West Finish) are among the queens who will carry out on the occasion.
Charlize Theron, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Eichner, Ali Wong, Adam Lambert, Amy Schumer, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Jones, Margaret Cho, Elizabeth Banks, Kelly Osbourne, Orville Peck, David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, Whitney Cummings, Marcia Homosexual Harden and Sarah Silverman will make appearances.
“The latest demonization of drag tradition has been enormously upsetting and fully stunning to me. I’ve had the pleasure of attending to know many drag performers, together with one among my idols, the incomparable Trixie Mattel, over the previous a number of years,” Eisenberg stated.
In regards to the occasion
Producer Leisure Group joined up with a number of LGBTQ organizations, together with Black Queer City Corridor, Harmony, DeleteMe, 5 Senses Reeling/Obsessed GLAAD, GLSEN, Headcount.org, Loyal Studios, OutTV, Q.Digital, OUTtv, Trixie Cosmetics, SERV Vodka and UTA, to create the Drag Is not Harmful Marketing campaign.
“We’re sick of it. These bans aren’t nearly trans folks or drag performers,” PEG co-founder Jacob Slane informed Leisure Weekly. “It’s a systematic subjugation of LGBTQ folks. Via the Drag Is not Harmful marketing campaign, we need to present that drag performers aren’t harmful groomers, sexual deviants, criminals or no matter is the newest evangelical slur du jour.
“We need to elevate consciousness and funds to make a distinction within the lives of LGBTQ people who find themselves underneath assault.”
To additional elevate cash for the drag neighborhood, which is at the moment underneath assault by payments limiting drag in Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas, Drag Is not Harmful is holding a telethon with performances by enormous stars.
Easy methods to watch
The telethon airs on-line Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT on dragisntdangerous.com. Tickets, that are $20, can be found on the web site.
Peppermint and comic Justin Martindale will co-host the telethon.
Performers and particular friends
McCarthy, Eichner, Wong, Lambert, Theron, Schumer, Eisenberg, Jones, Cross, Tamblyn, Cummings, Harden, Silverman, Banks, Peaches, Wilson Cruz, Idina Menzel, Cheri Oteri, Sarah Hyland, Bridget Everett and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are all set to take part within the occasion. Performers embody Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen, Trinity the Tuck, Monét X Change, Eureka O’Hara, Alaska, BeBe Zahara Benet, Brandon Stansell, Darienne Lake, Desmond Is Wonderful, Divina De Campo, Frankie Grande, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Justin Martindale, Katya, Kerri Colby, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, Nina West, Salina EsTitties, Sherry Vine and Trinity The Tuck. Extra stars are being introduced each day.