Central Coast Voices: Love. Family. Art. Drag.

Aug 2, 2018

Broadcast date: 8/2/2018

Drag has long played a large role in the LGBTQ community. Many believe the first person to throw a brick in defense at the Stonewall Riots, which is often considered the birth of the LGBTQ movement, was a drag queen named Marsha P. Johnson. 

Today, drag culture is bigger and more popular than it's ever been. TV shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race have given birth to a drag revolution, providing an opportunity for drag queens to become a more visible part of arts and culture. But it hasn’t always been this way. What has led to this revolution? And, how can it bring the LGBTQ community closer together by creating shared spaces in the community where everyone feels loved and welcome?

Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with local drag artists with SLO Queerdos, CJ Gormley, also known as Rosé Aldé, Frank Dominguez, founder of SLO Queerdos, and Chaz Garza, also known as Juicy, Miss Central Coast Pride 2018 as they talk about drag culture and SLO Queerdos which is about finding your chosen family, making friends, and understanding that the artistic individual that lives deep inside you was meant to shine. 

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.