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Maltese bar champions one of Chico’s most diverse drag shows

A performer dances on an audience member at a drag show
February 19, 2020

Drag kings and queens from all over northern California gathered at the Maltese Bar, Saturday night for the venues monthly Drag Show. The show began at 10:30 p.m., but most of the crowd and a few of...

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

October 16, 2019

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Queens, camera, action: Chico State’s 5th annual drag show

Performer struts a panda costume. Photo credit: Mary Vogel
October 14, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition held their fifth annual drag show Thursday night in the BMU auditorium. The show provided entertainment while shedding some light on issues within Chico’s queer...

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

A drag queen waves to the audience. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
September 23, 2019

Performers and party-goers filled the El Rey Theater Friday night to celebrate Coco, a local drag queen's, birthday. The show, called “Coco Wonderland” started slowly as DJs took the stage to perform...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Susie Quite and Psycho Chix performed a unique burlesque. Photo credit: Dominique Wood
October 13, 2018

Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium...

Drag show for a greater good

Eliza Carmichael after dramatically tearing off their long red wig to reveal short brown hair. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy
October 18, 2017

The third annual Chico State Drag Show hosted by the Associated Student Gender and Sexuality Equity Center sold out on Oct. 12 as part of the festivities for "Queer Week." Every year, these drag shows...

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Photo credit: courtesy of GSEC
October 3, 2016

Student, local and professional drag performers from all over Northern California will be taking a stroll across a t-shaped catwalk in the BMU Auditorium on Oct. 13 for the Second Annual Chico State Drag...

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