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Drag Performers Across the Nation Urge You to Vote in New PSA

Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka in voting PSA

It really is time to vote for your life and the drag performers of these here United States want you to know it.

The hosts and producers of the Emmy-nominated show We're Here have gotten the gang back together (with more than a few friends) to share an important message. In a new public service announcement premiering Wednesday, Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O'Hara will host the first-ever "Drag Roll Call" mocked after the now-infamous Democratic National Convention virtual roll call earlier this year.

“It’s imperative that we as an LGBTQIA community stand together and make our voices heard loud and clear during this election," Shangela said in a statement.  "There is a great deal at stake for us and those who love like us, and if we don’t win, the conservative agenda will push back any progress on equality that we’ve achieved in the last decade.”

The trio won't be appearing alone. As in the original roll call, the PSA will feature spots from representatives from all 50 stats as well as D.C. Among those chosen are RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Crystal Methyd, Brita Filter, Laila McQueen, and Tempest DuJour. Landon Cider, the legendary drag king who won Boulet Brother's Dragula, will also appear. Sam Star, who appeared in Trinity the Tuck's recent drag competition Love for the Arts will also be in the footage, holding it down for Alabama. A full list is below.

"Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and when you are underrepresented in Congress this is the best way to make your voice heard," Bob said.

The video will urge voters to go to GLAAD's Voting Action Center where they can check their voter registration, request mail-in ballots, or become a "digital door knocker" to spread the news about exactly what is at stake for the queer and trans communities in this election — and it's a lot.

“This first-of-its-kind drag roll call features beautifully diverse LGBTQ talent from each and every state and will inspire LGTBQ voters outside of major cities to use their voices and vote,” GLAAD Chief Communications Officer Rich Ferraro, said in a statement. “The LGBTQ community and our allies in states across the South and heartland will be the deciding votes of this election. If our community and our allies bring our power to the polls, we will see a landslide of equality at a critically important time in our community’s, and our nation’s, history.”

The video will debut on GLAAD's  FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube pages.

Full list of participants

Alabama: Sam Star

Alaska: Gigi Monroe 

Arizona: Tempest Dujour

Arkansas: Inertia the Movement

California: Landon Cider

Colorado: Alice Glamoure

Connecticut: Mia E. Z'lay

Delaware: Magnolia Applebottom 

Florida: Queef Latina

Georgia: Celeste Holmes

Hawaii: Sasha Colby

Idaho: Ursula

Illinois: Tenderoni

Indiana: Miss Mossy Stone

Iowa: Domita Sanchez, Vana B

Kansas: Brown Sugar

Kentucky: Uma Jewels

Louisiana: Luna Rei 

Maine: Cherry Lemonade

Maryland: Sue Nami

Massachusetts: Laila McQueen

Michigan: Gabriella Stratton Galore 

Minnesota: Allota Shots

Mississippi: Lexis D'Ville

Missouri: Crystal Methyd

Montana: JuicyBouviér St. James

Nebraska: Persephone Shakers

Nevada: London Adour, Asia King, Anetra

New Hampshire: Ivy League

New Jersey: Olivia Lux

New Mexico: Lady Shug

New York: Shequida Hall, Brita Filter

North Carolina: Amazing Grace

North Dakota: Kara Fiyera 

Ohio: Virginia West 

Oklahoma: Londenn D Raine

Oregon: Flawless Shade

Pennsylvania: Vinchelle

Rhode Island: Phaedra Phaded

South Carolina: Patti O Furniture

South Dakota: Maddix Wild 

Tennessee: Wendy Williams 

Texas: Violet S'arblue

Utah: Madazon Can Can 

Vermont: Shani Stoddard

Virginia: Jessica Jade

Washington: Luchi

Washington, D.C.: Vagenesis

West Virginia: Jade C. Stone

Wisconsin: Anya Knees

Wyoming: Temple Ceiling


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