Events Drag Shows
Drag has a vibrant history in the LGBTQA+ community. From early Shakespeare productions, to Vaudeville, to the Stonewall Riots in 1969, to primetime television today, drag has offered an outlet to distort and express gender in a unique way.
Every year, we host three drag shows on campus: a mini drag show at Party at the Union, a Fall Drag Show, and a Spring Drag Show.
The mini drag show, hosted in the Crib at Party at the Union, offers new and returning students the opportunity to meet and have fun with other students and organizations around campus. It gives visibility to our community at one of the most widely attended student events of the year! Any tips from the show go toward our Student Support Fund.
Our Fall and Spring drag shows are open to the public and admission to them is always free. Tipping performers is encouraged and proceeds from the Fall and Spring shows go toward funding student travel to MBLGTACC.
Drag shows are co-sponsored by the LGBTQA+ Center, The Change, and Spectrum UNL (see RSO Page).
Interested in Performing?
For our Fall and Spring drag shows, anyone is welcome to perform! Signup starts about a month before the show, and instructions will be posted online for who to contact. Spots are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, and songs must be approved by the LGBTQA+ Center staff.
For the mini drag show at Party at the Union, priority is given to UNL students and alumni. This show is a chance to highlight the talent and diversity we have right here on campus to incoming students! If you are interested in performing, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org toward the end of Spring semester.