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Drag stars display 'Black Girl Magic' at the Metro
by Vern Hester
2018-07-01

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On June 26, The Vixen—fresh from RuPaul's Drag Race—hosted a sold-out "drag concert" featuring an all star cast of local and nationally acclaimed performers at the Chicago Metro.

The event, titled "Black Girl Magic," was part of The Vixen's movement to address racism in the gay and drag communities while celebrating the art of drag performance. For several months, The Vixen has been building momentum for this event with monthly Black Girl Magic events at Berlin Nightclub.

Audience members waited patiently for hours in the rain for the show, and they weren't disappointed, with some members driving in from out of state to attend. Among the performers featured were former fellow Chicago-based Drag Race contestants Shea Coulee and Dida Ritz, along with Bambi Banks, Eva Styles, Monet X Change, Sasha Love, Monique Heart, Lucy Stoole and Asia O'Hara.

A contingent from Test Positive Aware Network was on hand to offer free HIV testing before the show.


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