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ISU student group hosts drag show fundraiser following Club Q shooting

Drag Royalty member Rebellion
Illinois State University
Drag Royalty member Rebellion

A new drag show at Illinois State University will raise money to help in the aftermath of the Club Q shooting in Colorado, where five people were killed and 19 others were injured earlier this month.

The student organization Drag Royalty will use the proceeds from a Dec. 9 drag show at the Bone Student Center’s Brown Ballroom for Colorado Gives, which is helping with costs in the wake the shooting.

ISU is home to one of the state's largest charity drag shows outside Chicago and the Metro East area. Students formed Drag Royalty to create more opportunities for students to get involved in performance art.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. event are on sale for $5 on Drag Royalty’s website.

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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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