An unusual combination of events, a drag show and a comedy show, are on campus for homecoming week.
The Carolina Pride Alum Network is hosting its first ever drag show on Saturday.
Hogan Medlin, a representative for North Carolina on CPAN’s national board, said the idea for a homecoming drag show came from the absence of an event that a broader, diverse community could identify with.
The Carolina Pride Alum Network (CPAN) is hosting its first ever Homecoming Drag Show at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Current ArtSpace + Studio on Franklin Street. Tickets are $30.
Founded in 2017, Medlin said CPAN was created in part due to the lack of an organization for LGBTQ+ alumni. Despite its short existence, the organization has been hard at work in establishing an inclusive network for LGBTQ+ alumni.
“We wanted to create an event that will make those who come to homecoming, who maybe have not felt as included in homecoming activities in the past, and this event will hopefully will get them something out of homecoming,” Medlin said.