The Drag Isn’t Dangerous was digital telethon event which on Sunday, May 7. That night, the telethon raised a total of $523,000 but has since jumped to a total of $586,690 raised, according to the official GoFundMe page.
Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon featured guest appearances from celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Jesse Eisenberg, Billy Eichner, Marcia Gay Harden, Leslie Jones, Orville Peck, Sarah Silverman, Johnny Sibilly, Adam Lambert, and Michelle Visage, among others.
“Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise over half a million dollars for the Drag Isn’t Dangerous fund to gift our beneficiaries to combat this rash of harmful anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation,” Jacob Slane and David Charpentier of the Producer Entertainment Group wrote on the updated Go Fund Me page.
“Tonight you showed the world the power of community, of kindness, of love. Each and every one of you has made a difference by donating to Drag Isn’t Dangerous.”
The star-studded occasion was co-hosted by Peppermint, Justin Martindale, Alaska, and Adam Shankman. Drag Race alums also performed live and in pre-taped acts. also took place during the telethon.
Drag Race stars like Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen, Monét X Change, Jinkx Monsoon, and Ginger Minj were among the live singer. Those who performed also included Vincint, Peaches, and Idina Menzel.
All proceeds from the event are being split among charities, including GLAAD, GLSEN, Headcount, Black Queer Town Hall, The ACLU Drag Defense Fund, Trans Justice Funding Project and the Victory Fund to support and defend drag performers against anti-drag legislation in states such as Tennessee and Florida.
“I wish I could say that I am glad to be here, but I am appalled I have to be at something called ‘Drag Isn’t Dangerous,’” Michelle Visage shared during the event.
“Imagine a world where dancers are told they can’t dance; imagine a world where artists are told they cannot take paint to canvas…because it is ‘bad for children.’ That is what is happening to drag right now.”
Fans can re-watch the entire Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon via Moment.Subscribe to Drag Society for an all new curation of drag merch put together by the one and only Morgan McMichaels!