April Drag Challenge - What I'm Doing and How You Can Do It Too

What I’m Doing

For the month of April, I’m changing my active social media account profile photos to a photo of me in drag.

Why I’m Doing It

Drag is one thread in the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ culture, and LGBTQ+ culture is under attack. From banning books in schools and libraries with LGBTQ+ themes to pending and enacted legislation banning drag performances, our community is being actively censored, canceled, and denied free speech rights protected by the First Amendment.

I’m doing this to raise awareness about these attacks.

How You Can Participate

Join in! Make this a movement. Change your social media profile photos to either a photo of you in drag, or a photo of a drag icon. Leave the photo for the entire month of April.

Want to do more? Include a statement on why you’re doing it. Raise awareness about what’s happening by sharing links to reputable news articles covering these stories on your profiles. Write letters to the editor. Talk to your family and friends. Volunteer. Support local drag shows and artists. Donate to The Trevor Project.

If they’re going to come for one of us, they’re going to come for all of us.

Show your solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and take the April Drag Challenge.

Additional Resources and Links

The War on Drag Shows (Popular Information)

Tennessee Passed the Nation’s First Law Limiting Drag Shows. Here’s the Status of Anti-Drag Bills Across the U.S. (Time.com)

Anti-trans Legislative Digest: Drag Bans, Bounty Hunters, And More (ErinTheMom on Substack)

Texas AG Tried to Get a List of Trans Residents … For Some Reason (RollingStone.com)

The anti-drag bills sweeping the U.S. are straight from history’s playbook (npr.org)