Drag Isn’t Dangerous, the biggest fundraising effort to combat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the US to date, raised more than $500,000 (£396,000) during a one-night-only telethon.
The livestream event, which took place on 7 May, was co-hosted by comedian Justin Martindale, director and choreographer Adam Shankman, as well as Drag Race stars Alaska 5000 and Peppermint.
It featured a mix of live and pre-taped performances, as well as appearances from some of the world’s most famous drag performers including Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel, Kelly Mantle, Kerri Colby and Laganja Estranja, among many others.
Allies such as Sarah Silverman, Melissa McCarthy and Charlie Theron were also in attendance, as well as a number of LGBTQ+ entertainers such as Margaret Cho, Drankie Grande and Lance Bass. READ MORE: Drag is under attack – but these queens aren’t backing down anytime soon “Drag brings hope, truth and laughter to a community that desperately needs it,” Cho said. “We need to fight for drag rights because we need to fight for gay rights.