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Drag Show Raises Money To Fight Bullying

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV/KTWT-TV) As the campaign to stop bullying continues, a club at CSI is trying to help. The new club spectrum held a drag show Saturday night to raise money to fight bullying. Spectrum is also working to promote acceptance, tolerance and respect.

"We are putting on a drag show. It's called dudes and darlings, a benefit night in drag," said Spectrum President Tia Welch.

Hundreds of people showed up to support spectrum's drag show. The drag show attracted performers from across the state.

"A lot of people don't realize what drag is and when you perform drag you have a persona, a lot of times men will dress as women, women will dress up as guys but not always and they have a stage name, they lip sing, they dance. It's very entertaining for everyone," said Tia Welch.

Tonight's drag show here at CSI is not only for entertainment. Spectrum is also trying to raise awareness about bullying.

"The reason we are putting the event on is because we as a club, CSI Spectrum wanted to raise money to be able to donate back into the community, specifically the Twin Falls school district for anti–bullying,” said Tia Welch.

The club is for the LGBT community but also works to promote acceptance and tolerance.

"CSI Spectrum is a club for LGBT and QIA community and the straight community to sort of come together in a safe and loving environment to sort of cohabitate together,” said Kaitlin Garofano.

With this framework in place, the organization can build on the alliance between cultures in.



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