Drag Bingo Raises Funds for LGBTQ Students
Bingo games being played to raise funds for charity are becomingly popular and Drag Bingo recently held a bingo event for such a purpose. They raised funds for LGBTQ students in their community to help them cope in society.
‘Poison Waters”, the popular drag queen from Portland came to Corvallis on Friday to host a drag bingo event conducted at the First United Methodist Church. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the Steven Leider LGBTQ Scholarship.
Wearing a short dress in gold and a voluminous, large bouffant wig, ‘Poison Waters’ alias Kevin Cook, shouted out letters and numbers while cracking a few jokes while he served as a bingo caller. In a rather humorous way, he said, “I’m just a black guy in a dress.”
This scholarship is geared towards supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and students confused about their sexual identity at the Oregon State University who have been monetarily ostracized by their family because of their sexual orientation. The organizers of the event included the Valley AIDS Information Network, Inc. along with a group of NGOs.
Leider came to the event in his female identity, La Verne Lydell and he was dressed in a red dress with pearls and curly blond wig. “Steven is so deeply moved by this outpouring of support,” Lydell said. “So rarely do living people have scholarships named after them.”
Daniel Howard, Vice President of Valley Aids network said that the LGBTQ community intended to something for Leider who will be staying on as director of the center for six years.
Around 150 people attended Friday’s fund raising event. Many of them came in different personas and in a cross dressed fashion to celebrate the occasion. Women were wearing beards and a fake facial hair with top hats while men wore tight fitted pants with high heeled pumps. The fund raised a total of $3000.
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