'Drag Race' Legends To Host Political 'Drag Isn't Dangerous' Telethon
Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) has partnered with multiple LGBTQ+ organizations and companies for a special charity live-stream event that will “fight back against harmful political and media narratives about drag performers and trans people.”
This telethon, called Drag Isn’t Dangerous, will feature several RuPaul’s Drag Race winners and fan-favorite queens such as Alaska, BeBe Zahara Benet, Bob the Drag Queen, Darienne Lake, Eureka, Ginger Minj, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Katya, Kerri Colby, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Nina West, Peppermint, Salina EsTitties, Trinity The Tuck, and Trixie Mattel.
““The most traumatizing thing about drag isn’t harming kids, it’s getting sent home first on Drag Race… but I can't relate,” Bob the Drag Queen wrote in a statement.
Trixie Mattel wrote, “The only place where men in dresses sexualize children is church.”
PEG has partnered with organizations and companies like GLAAD, OUTtv, SERV Vodka, and Trixie Cosmetics for this event. The telethon is described as follows, “Through a mix of live and pre-taped performances and celebrity cameos, as well as a live switchboard of drag queens taking your donations over the phone, we will showcase the breadth and beauty of the ancient artform of drag.” A ticket to this livestream costs $20.
“We are sick of it. These bans are not just about trans people or drag performers. It is a systematic subjugation of LGBTQ+ people,” PEG’s Jacob Slane wrote in a release. “Through the Drag Isn’t Dangerous campaign, we want to show that drag performers are not dangerous groomers, sexual deviants, criminals or whatever is the latest evangelical slur du jour. We want to raise awareness and funds to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ people who are under attack.”
In addition to the one-night only Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon, PEG is also selling merchandise related to the campaign, which will also raise funds to fight back anti-drag bills.
The Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon will be live-streamed on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm ET. For tickets and more information, visit dragisntdangerous.com.