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Drag performers on national trends and an upcoming performance in Rochester

Four smiling people in a radio talk studio: A drag queen back left has long curly orange hair and is wearing a green sparkly dress; a man in the back center has short dark hair and is wearing a black and white shirt; a drag queen back right has a brown beehive and is wearing brown and green glasses and a black and gold sparkly dress; a man sitting at center has short dark hair and a black button-down shirt
Jacob Walsh
Aggy Dune, Tim Evanicki, Mrs. Kasha Davis with Evan Dawson on "Connections" on Thursday, June 13, 2024
A smiling man with short dark hair wearing a blue button-down shirt and a grey blazer. He is holding a pair of eyeglasses. The word "Connections" appears on the left side of the photo in vertical letters.

A growing number of U.S. states are attempting to regulate or ban drag shows.

We talk with local drag performers about those trends, how the courts and the public are reacting, and we preview the upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race Invasion" performance in Rochester.

In studio:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.