(OK, the photo is from Boulder PrideFest, but we love it so much, it’s going with this story anyway.)
Bri Duke remembers how packed the crowd was at last year’s annual Gay Straight Alliance drag show.
Duke, a senior Asian studies major at the University of Colorado, is president of the alliance which is working to create a safe space for LGBTQA — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied — students on campus. At last year’s drag show, one group of performers had to squeeze between hundreds of audience members just to get to the stage.
"Our turnout has been massive," Duke said.
The drag show’s massive audience is evidence to Duke that some of the university’s LGBTQ policies for inclusion and equality are working, and that every year the campus culture becomes more and more friendly LGBTQ students.