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

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // 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

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // October 16, 2019

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected]

Performer struts a panda costume. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

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

Danielle Kessler // 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...

A drag queen waves to the audience. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

Melissa Joseph // 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...

Susie Quite and Psycho Chix performed a unique burlesque. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding // 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...

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

Drag show for a greater good

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...

Photo credit: courtesy of GSEC

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Matthew Manfredi // 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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