Delta State University will be hosting their third annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month on October 17.

Under the theme, “Resistance and History,” the event will play host the first drag show on the Cleveland campus. On an interesting note, the drag show is being dubbed “family friendly.”

The event is being presented by DSU Library Services, DSU QEP, DSU Diversity Committee, DSU Office of Student Affairs, Delta Music Institute, DSU Art Department, DSU Department of Music, DSU Division of Social Sciences and History, and DSU Division of Languages and Literature.

Full details of the event can be found on DSU’s website.

Drag shows and similar LGBTQ+ events are pretty commonplace on Mississippi campuses or with allied organizations. 

Starkville Pride 2019 hosted Drag Queen Bingo and an off-campus drag show this past March.

A similar story can be found in Oxford during Oxford Pride Week. Ole Miss is also home to the Chancellor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee.