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Queer Corner!!!

David Sowinski ’25 (He/They) & Anaya Patel ’25 (She/They)

This past weekend, Queers & Allies (Q&A) and Rusk Eating House, in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Civic Engagement, hosted the first Q&A Drag Show since the beginning of the pandemic. The show featured seven professional drag performers—some queens traveling all the way from Atlanta—as well as five student performers. 

As one of the biggest queer events held on Davidson’s campus, the importance of the drag show cannot be understated. For one, it offers a space for queer and trans students to be unabashedly themselves. Amelio Aragona (he/they) ‘25, whose drag persona is Miss Tuchuv Grey, noted the freeing nature of drag. “Drag is one of the most affirming activities you can do as a TGNC [Trans/Gender Non-Conforming] student because it fulfills a visceral part of you that never feels comfortable in everyday space.” 

Drag also pays homage to a tradition that dates back decades. Historically, it has been a form of art, self-expression, and rebellion. The opportunity for Davidson’s queer and trans students to be able to attend this event on campus is incredibly meaningful, and one of the few things the college has done right by the LGBTQ+ community. “It was ineffable, an instinctual moment where I felt completely at ease,” Amelio commented. 

Amelio summed up his statement with, “IT WAS SO FUN!!!!!!”