The event was fundraised using ActBlue, a platform for Democratic candidates and organizations.
- Transgender-identifying Colorado State Representative Brianna Titone held a drag show fundraiser with no minimum age requirement for attendance.
- The event took place in 2018.
- “Back by popular demand, it’s the Drag Show Fundraiser! You loved it so much, we are doing it again. Come on back to Diebolt Brewery and enjoy a beer and a fun time,” the event’s description said.
- Contribution rules for the fundraiser included: being at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, promising the contribution was “not from a corporation or labor union,” and ensuring that the “contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.”
- There was no indication to suggest minors were prohibited from attending.
- Titone sponsors SB23-188, Protections For Accessing Reproductive Health Care, which secures sex change operations for minors in the state of Colorado.
- The bill “prevents Colorado from recognizing or enforcing civil lawsuits concerning protected health care that are penal in nature or without jurisdiction, and prevents Colorado state employees from participating in interstate investigations or divulging information concerning protected health care.
- “Anti-trans bills, bans and laws have been sweeping the country, yet in Colorado we’re focused on protecting the fundamental right to gender-affirming and reproductive health care,” Titone said in a press release.
- “Our legislation not only affirms the right to protected health care, but prevents other states from enforcing their regressive anti-abortion and anti-trans laws in Colorado. For many, having access to gender-affirming care is both life-saving and validating. This important legislation protects our privacy, prioritizes patients and providers over politics and upholds our fundamental rights to health care,” Titone added.
- In 2017, Titone took to Twitter to convey his excitement about his own trans experience of having “new boobs,” writing that his “pain is worth it.”
- He also compared his male genitalia to Trump’s tweeting, “Trump: my [eggplant emoji] is bigly than yours. Believe me.”
- Drag stars and celebrities performed a “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon.
- “The recent demonization of drag culture has been greatly upsetting and completely shocking to me. I have had the pleasure of getting to know many drag performers, including one of my idols, the incomparable Trixie Mattel, over the past several years,” said Jessie Eisenberg.
- Producer Entertainment Group joined up with several organizations, including Black Queer Town Hall, Concord, DeleteMe, Five Senses Reeling/Obsessed GLAAD, GLSEN, Headcount.org, Loyal Studios, OutTV, Q.Digital, OUTtv, Trixie Cosmetics, SERV Vodka, and UTA to hold the event.