Chicago’s Black Drag Community Calls Out Boystown For Racism

Dozens of Black drag performers in Chicago say they have been mistreated in Boystown.

DRAG MARCH FOR CHANGE
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times.
DRAG MARCH FOR CHANGE
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago’s Black Drag Community Calls Out Boystown For Racism

Dozens of Black drag performers in Chicago say they have been mistreated in Boystown.

More than 50 of Chicago’s top drag performers signed an open letter demanding change for how Black performers are treated in Boystown.

Reset talks with two local Black drag queens who signed the letter to hear about the demands and their experiences in the neighborhood.

GUESTS: Lucy Stoole, Chicago drag queen, organizer, Drag March for Change 2020

Bambi Banks-Couleé, Chicago drag queen