Students audition for Nov. drag show


David Stemmle

Crystal Jones (left) and Erica Romero (right) practice their routines for the upcoming performance Drag-O-Ween hosted by the Gay-Straight Alliance

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

AACC students auditioned for a Halloween themed charity drag show on Friday.

The Gay-Straight Alliance will host the bi-annual drag show Drag-O-Ween on Nov. 1.

All proceeds raised during the show will be donated to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization focusing on helping LGBT youth communities.

Second-year elementary education student and PR Chair of the GSA, Crystal Jones said the purpose of the event was to spread awareness of the LGBT Community.

Jones added “We are collecting money for these charities so that way we can donate them. We are also going to be talking about these charities a little bit during the actual Drag-O-Ween but most of it is going to be collecting money for that and then building the community.”

Jem Strines, a third-year psychology student said that it was “fun to be dramatic” and hear the encouragement of the judges.

“The fact that [I’m] getting up there and performing for people [to give] money to this organization, the ‘Trevor Project.’ … Performing for that cause is probably the best part.” Jem will be performing as a bio-queen in the Drag-O-Ween event come this November.”

Erica Romero, a third-year studio arts student and President of the GSA said “Creating an event for people of the LGBTQ community … that a lot of times we feel like we’re not represented and having an event hosted by the GSA, will feel like, they can come to it and be accepted.”

Drag-O-Ween will take place in HUM 112. The performance will start at 7:30 pm and the doors will open at 7:00 pm.