“Shantay, you stay… at home!”

By Stacey Leasca
March 27, 2020
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It may no longer be possible to attend in-person events, but that isn’t stopping the Queens from gathering.

On Wednesday, Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) announced the first-ever online drag performance series: Digital Drag Fest. As it explained, “Think of it like DragCon weekend but on your computer.”

Digital Drag Fest will feature some of the biggest names from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the world of drag, the announcement explained. While the first shows sold out within 48 hours, PEG revealed they were expanding the massive online event by adding more shows with 40 more queens including fan favorites, Alaska, Jackie Beat, Kimora Blac, Manila Luzon,, Nicky, Peppermint, and many more.

And, perhaps most importantly of all, the event partnered with GLAAD and 50 percent of the proceeds from the show’s merchandise will be donated to the organization.

“We launched this festival hoping to unite a few fans with the drag artists they love during a hard time,” David Charpentier, PEG founder and president, shared in a statement. “We could never have anticipated how overwhelming response would be around the world, from both artists and fans alike. We’re excited to work with so many talented artists on this lineup, and so pleased that GLAAD and Amazon will be part of this experience with us.”

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Anthony Ramos, GLAAD’s head of talent, added in the statement, “The LGBTQ community often feels more isolated than others and during this pandemic calling for social distancing. GLAAD is actively working to ensure our voices are heard, and to find innovative ways to bring people together, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Producer Entertainment Group on Digital Drag Fest which is set to connect people with some of today’s most dynamic LGBTQ performers and personalities.”

Ready to buy tickets? Score a few here for you and your friends, and as the announcement added, “Shantay, you stay… at home!”