With Birmingham's Gay Village closing its doors in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, drag queens from the local scene have joined forces to bring 'the ultimate TV channel' to those who are isolated at home, providing them with the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the best drag in the Midlands from the comfort of their own sofas.
Aptly named Midlands Drag TV LIVE, the Facebook group will allow streaming drag queens to share their live content, pulling together a weekly schedule of broadcasts to make sure that people get their regular drag fix!
The concept was developed by local drag queen Trixie Lee, as she explains: "I decided that a great way for people to interact and to keep people entertained in these hard times would be to create a page dedicated to our Midlands-based drag acts and performers. This will enable everyone to catch them performing their live streams and help to keep our community together.
"It's also a fair way to ensure that live streams don't overlap, so that all the acts can be watched. The page is intended to give viewers a virtual 'what's on guide' and includes links to each act's live stream all in one place. All of us intend to talk to each other to decide best times to go live. At the end of each live show, there will be an announcement about where to catch the next act, just like happens on a TV channel."
Some of the acts confirmed so far are Blanche, Trixie Lee, Miss Penny, Dragpunk and Amy LaQueefa, with many more to join in the coming days.
You can find Midlands Drag TV LIVE on Facebook here.
Please note that the majority of acts may put links up for paypal to enable viewers to send tips. This is completely optional and no one is forced into giving anything. Please look after yourselves and your family first, and only donate if you are in a position and happy to do so. You may donate whatever you feel you can.
LIVE STREAMS THIS WEEKEND FRI 27 - SUN 29 MARCH
7pm - Dragpunk Corona She Better Dont Paul Aleksandr
9pm - Amy Laqueefa Live and Kicking Amy LaQueefa
10pm - Murdering The Musicals with The Saturnos Jupiter Minerva
8pm - Telly Fish with Jelly Cube Max Herring
8.30pm - Miss Penny's Penitentiary Matt Spencer
10pm - The Saturnos Show Jupiter Minerva
9pm - Amy Laqueefa Live & Kicking Amy LaQueefa
10pm - Sunday Singalong with Trixie Lee Official Mathew Trixie Lee
Midnight - Late Night Live with The Saturnos Jupiter Minerva
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