Chicago is home to a thriving and diverse drag scene. And when you talk about the history of drag in the city, it’s difficult not to also talk about LGBTQ+ issues of the time, as well as disco and house music.
Reset is joined by a historian and drag performer to learn more about how drag has evolved decade by decade and discuss the implications of recent legislative efforts to ban drag across the country.
GUESTS: James Conley, board co-chair of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives and volunteer curator of Gerber Hart Library and Archives’s 2018 exhibit The City That Werqs: A History of Chicago’s Drag Revolutionaries
Coco Sho-Nell, Chicago drag queen and performer