Photo Booth: Queer Lives Matter

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CU Denver’s very own Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) held their annual Queer Lives Resource Fair and Drag Show on Nov. 2. This event served to provide helpful resources to all students of the Auraria Campus. With food and fun prizes available for raffle by checking in to the event on social media, students learned about a magazine focusing on the LGBTQ+ communities, counseling centers, on-campus resource offices such as the Women and Gender Center and the Phoenix Center, and more.

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A silent auction took place right at the entrance. Once the resource fair ended, and many remained seated by the stage chatting and eating, the drag show began. Several audience members showed up in drag as well.

Throughout the show, the performers were given folded up bills that went to a donation for the GSA and the White Rose Scholarship, which is run by the oldest LGBTQ organization in the state called the Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountains. The scholarship provides students with the means necessary to continue their college education by aiding in the tuition bill and cost of textbooks.

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With a total of 17 performances and 15 total performers, about $1,000 was raised in just a few short hours. Those that performed for Queer Lives 2017 perform frequently at other venues such as Tracks, X Bar, the Clocktower Cabaret, and Charlie’s Nightclub, keeping the place alive with their flawless makeup, outfits, and routines. The Denver drag scene is filled with people with big hearts who want to have a good time while giving back to the community.

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