Men and women strut for ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood Drag Show’

April 6, 2015

DeKeveion Glaspie
dglaspie@uccs.edu

Students and members of the community and students came together April 2 in Berger Hall to enjoy a night of a few fabulous queens of Hollywood.

Hosted by the MOSAIC, the Student Life and Leadership and the Office of Student Activities, “The Golden Age of Hollywood Drag Show” allowed men and women to strut in drag. Local drag queen Ramiyah Devereaux was the master of ceremonies.

Lights glinted off heels and hair was as big as it could get in order to impress the audience.

The participants were evaluated and judged throughout the show in order to determine the best king and queen of the night. Christine Remacle (Papa Cherry) won the award for best king and best queen went to Gilbert Kuhn (Gizzelle).

Alexander Nedd (Angelina) won the audience choice award. Nedd is Opinion Editor for The Scribe.

Shelby Kindell, MOSAIC graduate assistant office manager, contributed to the show and helped make it possible at UCCS. Kindell worked with Prizm, the equivalent of MOSAIC, at CSU-Pueblo as an undergraduate.

“I love getting people involved and all the passion that is involved. I wanted to bring that to UCCS,” she said.

Vanessa Delgado, LGBT program director, enjoyed the night.

“I loved the student performances and was really impressed by the amount of people who attended. It shows how the community and LGBT is linked. It really says a lot,” she said.

Devereaux concluded the show with a performance to Kelly Clarkson’s “People like Us.”