Bianca Del Rio and Lady Bunny will werk it while practicing social distancing when they host a virtual fundraiser for drag queens who have lost their income since bars, nightclubs, and the nightlife industry shutdown in response to COVID-19.
Bianca Del Rio and Lady Bunny will MC the show live from their respective locations in Los Angeles and New York City, and then broadcast from venues across the country (not living rooms) for performances by nine drag queens. Each presentation will be a different concept.
“Werq the World Live Stream” will take place Saturday, April 4, at 5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST, for two hours. It will feature a stellar lineup of drag queen performances:
- Asia O’ Hara
- Gigi Goode
- Kameron Michaels
- Kim Chi
- Plastique Tiara
- Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo
- Violet Chachki
- Yvie Oddly
Registration is $11.99. The price could rise before showtime.
Fans can tip any performer they like by texting the number displayed on screen during their performance. All tips will be given to the respective drag queens, in addition to a portion of the net proceeds to be announced after the show.
Drag entertainers who have lost all income due to the shutdown of their local bars and nightclubs due to COVID-19 can apply for financial aid as a result of the benefit.
Approved applicants will be notified in advance of the benefit.