University Press

FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

The event is free for students.

Drag+queen+Ariel+Rimm+performs+at+last+year%27s+annual+Drag+Show.+She+will+be+returning+for+this+year%27s+event+as+well.+Photo+by+Andres+Scheele
Back to Article
Back to Article

FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

Drag queen Ariel Rimm performs at last year's annual Drag Show. She will be returning for this year's event as well. Photo by Andres Scheele

Drag queen Ariel Rimm performs at last year's annual Drag Show. She will be returning for this year's event as well. Photo by Andres Scheele

Drag queen Ariel Rimm performs at last year's annual Drag Show. She will be returning for this year's event as well. Photo by Andres Scheele

Drag queen Ariel Rimm performs at last year's annual Drag Show. She will be returning for this year's event as well. Photo by Andres Scheele

Hope Taylor, Contributing Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






To increase awareness of the LGBT community, FAU will host its eighth annual Drag Show on Oct. 27 — and it’s free for students to attend.

The performing drag queen artists will be Ariel Rimm, Rianna Petrone, TP Lords, Kat Wilderness, Velvet Lenore, and Jackie Jae. The event, put on by the Divison of Student Activities and Enrollment Management and funded by Student Government, is $10 for guests and has brought in hundreds of attendees in the past.

“This show is important because it exposes our students to drag culture and its history. Locally known artists perform drag theatrically in an environment that promotes inclusion and awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. Also, it’s fun!” Coordinator of the Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives and Allyship Geanny Joseph-Ruiz said.

Drag shows are also “growing in popularity on college campuses and in mainstream pop culture,” she said. This is in part due to “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a reality television show started in 2009 where drag queens compete against each other to win the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

The event’s doors open at 8 p.m. in the Boca Student Union’s Carol and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Hope Taylor is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

Leave a Comment

Do you have something to say? Submit your comments below

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    President John Kelly might receive a $350,000 bonus, higher salary, contract extension

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    Science-oriented academy on Jupiter campus to open fall 2020

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    Boca House proposes a warning system for abortion protests

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    FAU hosts week of events for aspiring healthcare professionals

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    ‘Sin is insanity’: Anti-LGBT and anti-feminist preacher visits Boca campus

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    Anti-LGBT preacher struck by golf cart on Boca campus

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    Student Government presidential, gubernatorial candidates speak on abortion, LGBT issues, recent ‘scandals’

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    Student Government holds university-wide presidential debate

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    FAU student shot and killed at party last Sunday

  • FAU to host eighth annual Drag Show this month

    News

    FAU’s threatened gopher tortoise population is disappearing

Navigate Right