The Seven Deadly Sins Must Have an Amazing Agent: Church Hosts ‘Pride’ Drag Show By Alex Parker for Red State
We’ve sure come a long way.
Not so far back — and for a very extended time — pride was considered a shortcoming.
Seven Deadly Sins:
Regarding all the above, I believe we’ve reversed course.
But specifically concerning self-love, the formerly fatal practice has not only upped its societal Q, it’s now being embraced in church.
Such is the case — at least in terms of the term — at an Atlanta house of worship.
Emory University’s LGBTQUIA+ group, Emory Pride, recently held its annual extravaganza.
A bit about the bunch from The Emory Wheel:
The Office of LGBT Life, founded in the fall of 1991, has used Emory Pride — an undergraduate LGBTQ and Ally organization — as the vessel through which the Office of LGBT Life connects to the student body. According to its mission statement, the club aims to foster a sense of community in which education and inclusiveness thrive. In a recent review from eCollegeFinder, Emory was named the “most LGBT-friendly school” in Georgia.
Emory Pride’s largest yearly event is a real humdinger.
“Where else are you going to find a student-run Drag Show?” the 2015 article asked.
Vice President of External Affairs Anthony Chau enthused at the time, “[The show] is always packed. That’s the kind of audience turnout we want with all our events.”
And the spectacular spectacle is still drawing crowds.
This month — just as six years ago — the pageant took place at nearby Glenn Memorial Chapel.
The school-affiliated Methodist church welcomed a panoply of dress-donning dragsters, including host and college senior Tommy Greenler — “Pam” if you’re a stage’s-edge acolyte.
“Thank you @emorypride for booking me to host this amazing show for the third year in a row! It has been an absolute highlight of my time here in school. From my drag debut four years ago to now, I’ve really grown into myself as a queen, host, performer, and person. Proud of me, and forever grateful for the memories.”
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