CUGALA’s Pride Drag Brunch
June 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Olivia Tai ’08, CUGALA President
You bring the brunch, we’ll bring the drag! This weekend, CUGALA: Cornell’s LGBTQ Alumni Association is serving you Pride in the comfort of your home.
We’ll have DJs, an emcee, performances from a diverse lineup of Cornell drag kings+queens, a dance break with breakout room for mingling, and Cornell Pride merch giveaways. Featuring drag performers from Ithaca, NYC, and LA — including current/recent Cornell students. All LGBTQIA+ Cornellians and allies are invited to join us for this special edition of CUGALA’s annual Pride party. Sponsored by Diversity Alumni Programs and Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development.
WHEN: Sunday, June 28th, 2-4pm EST
WHERE: Zoom – link and password will be shared via confirmation email
QUESTIONS: CUGALA President Olivia Tai ’08 at email@example.com and CUGALA Vice President Kim Gillece ’04 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Cornell grad student and local event producer Tilia Cordata bring a timeless flair to every performance. The director of the Cornell LGBT Resource Center’s Drag Me to School, as well as one of the hosts and organizers of Ithaca’s premier digital drag and burlesque show Flame Night Fever she is a treat to behold in person or digitally.
The Dutchess of Spirit Posse, a DJ collective based in Ithaca, NY, is more than pleased to play for pride. The Dutchess will be donating all tips to the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective. Venmo @thedutchess222 to contribute.
The emcee and DJs will be donating all of their tips and pay to organizations working towards anti-racism. Click here for their growing list of anti-racism resources:
Schedule of Festivities:
(all times in EST)
2:05pm – Introduction
2:10pm – Act I of Drag Performances
2:35pm – Dance Break with spotlighting and breakout room
2:55pm – Trivia Giveaways
3:05pm – Pride Remarks
3:10pm – Moment of Silence
3:15pm – Act II of Drag Performances
3:40pm – Trivia Giveaways
3:50pm – Closing Remarks
Our Drag Lineup:
Divinity is a drag entertainer from Los Angeles, CA. She became a professional dancer and choreographer long before picking up a makeup brush. Since starting drag, she has performed nationally and internationally and recently completed a residency at The Abbey in West Hollywood.
Ginger Vicious is a Cornell PhD candidate in Horticulture and a Jewish American punk-ass princess, raging against the system with high heels and wet leather. Born and raised by a gang of alley cats in the mall dumpsters of suburbia, this B!tch of Affliction is making her Exodus miracle by slaying all first born billionaires.
Most likely to: light sh!t on fire.
Here for: destroying capitalism.
Hal Apenyo is a Malaysian-Chinese King with the glam of professional figure skating, and the splits and stunts of drag! Between late-night coding sessions as a Cornell undergrad, sewing, choreographing, and rhinestoning Swarovski encrusted lion-dance headpieces, this king is ready to turn a look, finish a PSET, and dance the house down!
Mama Momo is the bearded curvy burly Mama you never had. Her mission is spread love and laughter by serving you sex, beards, glitter and camp. She is fond of the clap, so give her one – you won’t be disappointed.
S1NA is a Chinese drag artist based in Brooklyn. She received her masters degree from DEA at Cornell this summer. S1na comes from the Latin name for China, sinae; similarly, she embodies her heritage while simultaneously challenges how it may define her.
One day a year ago Tony Flags&Feathers found its bearded vocation. In real life, Tony/Carlota is a scholar focused on queering music, identity, and history. He plays with symbols and politics through drag, trying to find different ways of embodying gender stereotypes and new expressions.
As the grand ol’ drag tradition goes, tip your performers however much you can! Their payment info will be available during each of their sets and on the registration page.
S1NA’s advice for drag show virgins: DO tip the queen, DO ask before you take a photo, DO tell us we look gorgeous, DO have so much fun and be yourself! DON’T disregard consent, DON’T assume pronouns, even when the performers are femme-presenting, and definitely DON’T be shy to participate when the performers invite you!
Cornell Pride giveaways made possible by The Cornell Store through in-kind contributions. You can win prizes by being the first to answer our Pride trivia questions correctly! Two rounds of trivia at ~3:05pm and ~3:40pm EST.—–
Hey CUGALA fam! Here are some tips to keep in mind so everyone has a great time at our Pride Drag Brunch:
• Inclusive and positive vibes only!
• We will spotlight you dancing during our dance break! If you don’t want to be featured, add an “XX” in front of your profile name on Zoom. For example “XX Tilia Cordata” or “XX CUGALA Zaddy.”
• No nipples! Until all nipples can be free, we cover in solidarity! Creative coverings welcome.
• Need to report abusive/predatory/aggressive behavior? Send a message via Zoom chat to our Consent Monitors: Nicole LaFave, Associate Director of Diversity Alumni Programs, and one of our CUGALA board members.
• How we will deal with these reports:
1. Reported party’s video will be turned off.
2. They will be sent an invitation to a private room.
3. They will have a chat with the Consent Monitor.
4. Resolution will be made.
Want more info on how to be a considerate virtual attendee? Check out CUGALA’s general event tips here: