Drag queens rally to make sure LGBT+ seniors had a Valentine’s Day to remember

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02/15/2021

A group of drag queens in Chicago showed the power of the queer community when they came together to make sure local LGBT+ seniors received Valentine’s Day cards. The Chicago Black Drag Council partnered with nonprofit Our Art of Giving along with local businesses to help LGBT+ elders feel the love for the special occasion. The initiative, called the Valentine’s Day Senior Prize project, saw drag queens partner with several bars in the city to create 200 Valentine’s Day cards for older people living in Town Hall Apartments, Halsted, according to NBC Chicago. “Within the LGBTQ community, we can find ourselves often out-aged or overlooked and it’s important that we make sure that doesn’t happen,” Jo Mama, a drag queen and co-founder of the Chicago Black Drag Council said. “It’s our inherent responsibility to give back to the people who opened doors for us.”

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