Equality Alliance hosts spring drag show to benefit Relay for Life

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University’s Equality Alliance (BUEA) will host its biannual Drag Show on Thursday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom, benefitting the upcoming Relay for Life event coordinated by BU's Colleges Against Cancer student chapter.

This show features a wide array of performances by students and alumni. This event is organized by students on the Drag Show committee as part of their service outreach within the local community. They hope to bring awareness to the importance of Relay for Life and cancer research and to educate the community about LGBT students and the issues they face.

Admission is $1 for students with a BU ID and $2 for all others. Audience members are encouraged to give tips to the performers throughout the show.

The show has helped the group raise money for various organization, including The Women’s Center, Inc., Trans-Kids Purple Rainbow and Hurricane Harvey Relief. The fundraiser continues to grow every semester, raising over $600 at the last show in October 2017.

BUEA is a student-run LGBT group on campus designed to spread awareness for LGBT-related issues on and off campus, as well as provide students with a positive social outlet and learning environment. They hold weekly student meetings that cover many broad, educational LGBT-related topics and allow for students to socially interact with one another. All meetings are open to everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.