OUTlaw Drag Show to benefit LGBTQA scholarship
Once a year, bearded females come together to dance and lip-sync in front of an audience who attends the annual OUTlaw Drag Show.
This year the show is 8 p.m. Saturday at the 1912 Center
“The show will consist of some music and dancing and about half way through we have professors and students come out dressed up to dance and lip sync,” said Robert Anderson, OUTlaw co-president.
Anderson said this year they have three professors confirmed who will dress up for the event and about 10 to 15 students who will perform in groups or individually.
“Every year this event turns out being very charitable,” Anderson said. “The money we make from this event we put toward outreach programs.”
This year Anderson said the group wants to put the money they bring in toward setting up a scholarship fund to help a student doing a summer internship related to the LGBTQA community.
“I think it’s a great a community building event to show Moscow that there is an LGBTQA presence in our community,” said Jeffrey Dodge, OUTlaw adviser and associate dean of students and administration at the College of Law.
Dodge became the adviser for the OUTlaws group in Fall of 2012.
“The OUTlaw Drag Show was started in the early 2000s by a called group the Sexual Orientation Diversity Alliance Group here at the University of Idaho,” Anderson said. “They changed their name and now the group is called the OUTlaws.”
In previous years the show has been very successful, Anderson said.
Dodge said he thinks putting on the OUTlaw Drag Show is great timing because the city of Moscow has been considering taking measures in prohibiting discrimination in housing and employment on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
“It can help bring awareness to our community because the city is voting on these measure soon,” Dodge said.
Anderson said it’s a lot of fun, everyone should try to come out and see it.
Tickets are $7 in advance at the law school and $10 at the door.
“This night is an opportunity for members of the LGBTQA community and their allies to come out and just purely have fun,” Dodge said.
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