Canadian Club Toronto
Pandemic’s a Drag: The Power of Queer Art in Times of Struggle
Erin Brockobić - Hostess, “Sippin' T with Erin B”, Glad Day Bookshop
Yovska - Designer and Drag Performance Artist and Contestant, The Boulet Brothers' Dragula
Priyanka - Contestant, Canada's Drag Race and NOW Magazine Readers' Choice, "Favourite Toronto Drag Performer"Manny Dingo - Drag King, House of Kings
Stephen Krajinovic - Face of ET Canada Pride & ProducerMore
The art of drag is more than wigs and high heels. For many queer people, young and old, the first time they feel a true sense of belonging is at a drag show. As drag artists bear their souls and lives on stage to a Britney Spears song, the energy becomes infectious. This unique feeling is what brings audiences back to drag shows every night of the week, and has allowed drag to emerge as a mainstream focal point.
But as many drag performers find themselves unable to perform at their usual venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have had to get creative about the ways they bring their content to drag-loving audiences. From online drag festivals to virtual drag storytime for kids, the innovation of Toronto’s drag performers is a testament to the overwhelming resiliency of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 11 for our annual Pride event, that will feature fixtures of the Toronto drag scene Erin Brockobić, Priyanka and Yovksa, hosted by ET Canada’s Stephen Krajinovic, to discuss the importance of queer community and art in times of struggle, the role of innovation and technology in drag today, and the power of drag to bring joy.
In lieu of a ticket purchase, if you’re able, please consider a donation to the Glad Day Emergency Survival Fund.