CSU drag show brings colour, laughter and music to Wagga

Dress in drag: Wagga CSU's Momentum president, Sam Laurie, with special guest Paulini and fellow students, at a Drag Queen Bingo and Show, celebrating diversity this week. Picture: Supplied

Dress in drag: Wagga CSU's Momentum president, Sam Laurie, with special guest Paulini and fellow students, at a Drag Queen Bingo and Show, celebrating diversity this week. Picture: Supplied

A colourful drag show at CSU this week was described as “a cracker of a night”.

Student and Wagga campus’ LGBTQI club president Sam Laurie said tables were filled on Wednesday night, in a celebration of diversity.

It came ahead of the International day against homophobia bi-phobia, inter-sexism and trans-phobia on Thursday. 

Mr Laurie said events supporting the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, questioning and allied students at the university were growing in popularity. 

He said Wednesday’s Drag Queen Bingo and Show was a good example, with drag queens from Canberra, putting on a “really nice night”. 

“It’s a way to get everyone around diversity and celebrate inclusion,” Mr Laurie said. “You’re having a good time at the same time, which is great.”

The Momentum president said he was no stranger to discrimination himself, but hoped an increase in awareness would bring greater acceptance. 

“Wagga is still behind the times in some ways,” Mr Laurie said. “But things are improving that.”