Students from two Trinity University organizations are preparing to break out the glitter and feathers for a benefit drag show on October 28.
Members of the Zeta Chi sorority and the Sexual Diversity Alliance will host the 8th Annual Walk On The Wild Side drag show as a fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
Admission to the show is free but students are asking for donations through a Group Rev fundraising page and selling t-shirts and tank tops online for $20.
In 2010, Zeta Chi made national news when it allowed a transgender student to pledge the sorority. In a letter to university Greek Council members, David M. Tuttle, dean of students at the time, wrote:
Zeta Chi has made its identity distinctive for embracing all students, regardless of sexual identity. This may be why this is the first group to grapple with these complex issues related to transgender identity. In my experience, our students and fraternities and sororities have a strong record of welcoming students of different backgrounds. I urge all Greek organizations to follow the lead of Zeta Chi in discussing such issues. I hope all members of fraternities and sororities join the administration in supporting the women of Zeta Chi and all students of less common backgrounds.
The Sexual Diversity Alliance is a student organization “dedicated to people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions as well as their allies.” According to their web page, the group “provides a source of knowledge about queer issues to the Trinity community, support for students, faculty, and staff, and encouragement to everyone wanting to become involved.”
Zeta Chi sorority and the Sexual Diversity Alliance of Trinity University present Walk On The Wild Side, a drag show to benefit the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, October 28, 2015 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Mabee Dining Hall, Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.