When: Fri., April 19, 8 p.m. 2019
On the First Friday of most months, drag queens Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare can be found hosting an LGBTQ dance party at South Burlington’s Higher Ground. On other occasions, they spend their time in public libraries reading to families as part of the national Drag Queen Story Hour program. Also known as Taylor Small and Justin Marsh, respectively, the two balance performance with activism, working to increase LGBTQ visibility in rural areas. Small and Marsh discuss their efforts promoting social change, and the next day they ham it up in a drag show complete with dancing and burlesque.