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LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s drag winter realness

(Photo courtesy LGBTQ+ Resource Center) “UMass Lowell’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s drag show is a long time popular form of expression.”

Julie Sage
Connector Staff

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is putting on a drag show this Friday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in University Crossing’s Maloney Hall. The theme of the show is Winter Realness, and there are two drag queens that will be performing: JustJP (Instagram: @dragqueenjp) and GiGi Glam (Instagram: @thegigiglam). JustJP performed at the drag brunch event that took place last semester. This was an amazing performance, so the upcoming drag show can be expected to also be a great experience. One of the best things about this drag show, which will make it even more fun, is that there will be student performers as well.  

All students are welcome to join and watch the show, no matter their gender identity or sexuality. One of the best things about these shows is that drag is for everyone to enjoy. The art of drag is beautiful and those that perform in drag put in so much work to make the awe-inspiring looks to be enjoyed and admired by all. It is totally worth coming to the event and enjoying the show. Drag shows are always a good time where everyone leaves with a good feeling and a smile on their face. 

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is currently running a lot of other interesting events and programs. One important program that they just finished revamping is the Queer Peers Program. This is a mentoring program that is open to all students, where students can apply to be either a mentor or a mentee. The goal of the program is to connect LGBTQ+ students with each other and to share resources and tips about things like personal challenges and academics. By signing up to be a mentor in the program, any student can get mentorship experience that will look very beneficial on a resume. Anyone who is interested in joining that program, visit the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s site and go to the Queer Peers Program section of the website for directions to sign up. More information is also available in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center itself, located in UCrossing Suite 380. This program is a beneficial program for LGBTQ+ students, allowing them to be able to find other students like them and to get help from someone who understands them. 

The Center is made for this purpose, to help LGBTQ+ students while they are at UMass Lowell with resources, information and support. According to Malachi Robinson, the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, “the LGBTQ+ Resource Center is a safe space on campus for students to learn more about LBGTQ+ identities, grow as a community member and/or ally, and create belonging.” Any student can visit the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, either to learn more about being an LGBTQ+ student on campus or just to hang out with fellow students in a safe space in UCrossing. 

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