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CLUSTER Q PINK PARTY
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Join us for Cluster Q's first CBS-wide party: THE PINK PARTY!!!!! Plus ones are welcome and highly encouraged... Let's spread the FUN!!! You will have the time of your life, dancing the night away (in pink, but not required!) while helping others. All the net proceeds are going to be donated to Ali Forney Center, the largest LGBTQ community center helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States.  ** 9PM-10PM: 1 HOUR VODKA OPEN BAR, WITH OPENING SETS FROM CLUSTER Q'S VERY OWN KIM ROBERTS & KEVIN GIROUX ** 10:30PM-11:00PM: PERFORMANCES FROM 3 DRAG QUEENS **11PM-LATE: DJ SET FEATURING LGBTQ DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX   We want CBS to get a sense of how fun we are, how much we care of our community, and share a part of our LGBTQ culture (including performances from drag queens).    So, what drag IS, what drag IS NOT, and what to expect (from 10:30-11p)? Most of the show will be different drag queens dancing and lip synching to music that we all know and love, but there is also a stand-up comedy component to the show in between the music. A big part of drag comedy is essentially being super crass – so during the comedy stuff, there will be fairly wide usage of words which the drag community has “reclaimed” but which some of us may not be used to hearing thrown around super casually. HOWEVER, drag is centered around making fun of gender and society’s definition of how males and females should look and act – so the usage of these “bad” words is meant to be empowering, not degrading or insulting.  It is a way of allowing others to express themselves in a unique way, in a fun setting.    Also, it is common drag show etiquette to bring $1 bills to tip our 3 drag queen performers. It is a sign of respect and often the only way drag queens make their earnings for the night!    If you have any questions, please reach out to Mark Mosby from the Pink Party Planning Committee at MMosby19@gsb.columbia.edu.    As a reminder, proceeds from the PINK PARTY benefit the Ali Forney Center, a New York City based non-profit whose mission “is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently." https://www.aliforneycenter.org/