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RuPaul's Drag Race and Pose are the latest flashes in a long line of QTPOC/Drag/Vogue History. Learn here about how the first Queen of Drag was a formerly enslaved Black person named William Dorsey Swan. And how Swan was also the first known American activist to lead a queer resistance group - long before Stonewall. Learn here about the deep history ball culture beyond Paris is burning. And here about the long history of voguing and ball culture. And keep learning about the deep contributions of QTPOC history.

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In general, the first rule of Drag Shows is ‘make sure you tip your Queens.” Unfortunately, due to University rules, the audience can’t hand tips our performers tonight. But even if you can’t throw cash, you can still show your appreciation and enthusiasm for them in so many ways - Cheer, Clap, Wave your fans, Swish around your ribbons and your bodies and support them through their link below. Drag Shows and Vogue Balls are meant to be participatory.Get involved in whatever way feels good to you!

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Ways to Get Involved

Check out more events from the QTPOC student org!

Follow the WUD committees for other updates and events. 

Check out the GSCC for Upcoming events such as Pride Prom and Rainbow Graduation and check out our Discord.

Donate Clothes to ClubQ’s clothing swap (tomorrow is the last day!) and check out their other events!

Join in upcoming Madison community events such as “A Weekend of Trans Joy in Community” on April 23rd and a Madison and queer events not centering alcohol like monthly Climbing Social for Madison queer folk.

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We want to say thanks so much to all of our performers and our DJ! Thank you to all the folks who helped with catering and facilities. Thank you to the QTPOC student org, the WUD committees, the GSCC, ASM, and Multicultural Council, for your work. And a special thank you all of the folks who came!

Also make sure you check out more events from the QTPOC student org!Follow the WUD committees for other updates and events.And check out the GSCC for Upcoming events

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