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EIU Pride members talk lobbying interests

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

EIU Pride is a registered student organization with the goal of providing a safe space for LGBTQA+ individuals, as well as educating those who do not know much about the community. Lately, a huge bullet point on the RSO’s agenda has been to lobby for more gender-neutral restrooms on campus. Sam...

Student talks experience performing drag

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 8, 2019

At the Student Drag Show Wednesday, a well-known performer took the stage. Lady Deviant, more commonly known as junior music performance major Jovan Williams, drove the crowd wild with her performance, which is not uncommon for the drag queen. Lady Deviant has taken the stage outside of Eastern...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2019

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June 27, 1970, organized by the Chicago Gay Liberation movement; in the days following, several more cities...

Student performers take stage at drag show

Cherry Bottom, a performer in the EIU Pride Student Drag Show, takes tips from audience members Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Performers were tipped by the audience throughout their performances.

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2018

Eight students performed in drag for the EIU Pride Student Drag Show on Tuesday night. Six performers were Eastern students, and two were local high school students. Mother Natwhore, a performer in the show, has performed in three drags shows at Eastern in the past. He said the show is beneficial for...

Divas dominate Grand Ballroom Monday night

After performing, Drag Queen Ceduxion Carrington thanks everybody for coming out to the Halloqueen Drag Show event Monday evening held in the Grand Ballroom in the MLK Junior University Union. “Drag is about entertainment, not orientation.” Ceduxion Carrington said.

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 31, 2017

Student drag performer Billy Rose began the 14th Diva Drag show. Putting on wolf ears and a snout in the middle of the performance, Billy Rose danced across the stage and interacted with audience members causing loud cheering. Other student performers included junior pre-med major Mother Natwhore and junior...

Students wow audience in student drag show

Illustration by Jordan Boyer | The Daily Eastern News
Lady Save the Bees performs a routine before hosting the 2nd annual Student Drag Show at the 7th Street Underground at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday night. (The performers did not want to reveal their real names)

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017

Editor’s note: The performers at the drag show did not want to reveal their identity and asked to use only their stage names.   Audience members roared and shook the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday night as student performers took the stage...

EIU Pride to host Student Drag Show

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2017

Performers will strut their stuff at this year’s Student Drag Show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Admission to the show is $3. All proceeds will go to funding the upcoming Diva Drag Show. This show is hosted by EIU Pride...

Lunch date promotes GSD Center

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2017

Members of the LGBTQA+ community and their allies can learn more about the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity and EIU Pride at a "Lunch Date in the GSD Center” on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Siobhan Doherty, a sophomore sociology major and president of...

Pride hosts pair of events to honor LGBTQA+ community

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 20, 2017

  As a way to raise awareness for and celebrate the voices of LGBTQA+ individuals, EIU Pride will host “Day of Silence” and “Night of Noise.” The Eastern community can participate in the nationwide Day of Silence all day Friday. The Night of Noise will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at...

Dollars fly at Diva Drag Show

Austin VanPelt, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2017

Jumping off the stage into the splits, “The Big Booty Judy” Ceduxion Carrington showed off her 19 years of experience in the drag business, hosting the Eastern Diva Drag show for 11 years. The show had everyone in the Grand Ballroom on their feet Thursday night, starting with the four winners...

Drag Queen “drags” President Trump

Lady Save the Bees models in front of her Resist poster, in which she spray painted as part of The Diva Drag Show.

Kennedy Nolen and Liz Stephens

March 21, 2017

EDIT: The story has been corrected with the student's accurate stage name of Madame Succub---. The Daily Eastern News regrets the error. Lady Save the Bees trumped the crowd Tuesday night in the 7th Street Underground with her anti-Trump performance to resist misogyny, homophobia, racism, transphobia and b...

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