HBO’s We’re Here stars Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen & Eureka O’Hara joined by drag performers from all 50 states for “We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.” Drag Roll Call

The hosts and producers behind the Emmy-nominated HBO docu-series We’re Here have revealed the “We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.” Drag Roll Video featuring drag performers from all 50 states, as well as D.C., urging LGBTQ+ folks and their allies to vote in the election, this Tuesday November 3rd. Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O’Hara, hosts and consulting producers of We’re Here, appear in the video which is based on the 2020 virtual roll call from the Democratic National Convention, where a representative cast votes for a candidate from a beautiful location in their home state. “We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.” aims to reach LGBTQ+ voters and motivate them to the polls, to let them know their votes matter and that LGBTQ+ voters are here, everywhere. 

“We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.”

“We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.” premiered on GLAAD’s FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube pages on Wednesday October 21st, directing viewers to GLAAD’s Voting Action Center to check their registration, and to become a digital door knocker to spread the word about what’s at stake for LGBTQ+ people this election.

Bob, Shangela and Eureka also spoke out about the importance of the LGBTQ+ vote:

Bob the Drag Queen said: “Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and when you are underrepresented in congress this is the best way to make your voice heard.”

Shangela said: “It’s imperative that we as an LGBTQIA community stand together and make our voices heard loud and clear during this election. There is a great deal at stake for us and those who love like us, and if we don’t win, the conservative agenda will push back any progress on equality that we’ve achieved in the last decade.”

Eureka O’ Hara: “LGBTQ people using their voice has always been important, but now more than ever! We have to stand together to maintain what growth we have received in our equal rights and especially to keep them moving forward. It’s no longer a suburban family ruled America! We have to prove that! We’re Here and We Vote!”

We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote. With Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, Eureka O’Hara.

The “We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote.” features the following drag performers:

Alabama: Sam Star

Alaska: Gigi Monroe 

Arizona: Tempest Dujour

Arkansas: Inertia the Movement

California: Landon Cider

Colorado: Alice Glamoure

Connecticut: Mia E. Z’lay

Delaware: Magnolia Applebottom 

Florida: Queef Latina

Georgia: Celeste Holmes

Hawaii: Sasha Colby

Idaho: Ursula

Illinois: Tenderoni

Indiana: Miss Mossy Stone

Iowa: Domita Sanchez, Vana B

Kansas: Brown Sugar

Kentucky: Uma Jewels

Louisiana: Luna Rei 

Maine: Cherry Lemonade

Maryland: Sue Nami

Massachusetts: Laila McQueen

Michigan: Gabriella Stratton Galore 

Minnesota: Allota Shots

Mississippi: Lexis D’Ville

Missouri: Crystal Methyd

Montana: JuicyBouviér St. James

Nebraska: Persephone Shakers

Nevada: London Adour, Asia King, Anetra

New Hampshire: Ivy League

New Jersey: Olivia Lux

New Mexico: Lady Shug

New York: Shequida Hall, Brita Filter

North Carolina: Amazing Grace

North Dakota: Kara Fiyera 

Ohio: Virginia West 

Oklahoma: Londenn D Raine

Oregon: Flawless Shade

Pennsylvania: Vinchelle

Rhode Island: Phaedra Phaded

South Carolina: Patti O Furniture

South Dakota: Maddix Wild 

Tennessee: Wendy Williams 

Texas: Violet S’arblue

Utah: Madazon Can Can 

Vermont: Shani Stoddard

Virginia: Jessica Jade

Washington: Luchi

Washington, D.C.: Vagenesis

West Virginia: Jade C. Stone

Wisconsin: Anya Knees

Wyoming: Temple Ceiling

“This first-of-its-kind drag roll call features beautifully diverse LGBTQ talent from each and every state and we hope it especially inspires the millions of LGTBQ voters outside of major cities to use their voices and vote,” said GLAAD Chief Communications Officer Rich Ferraro. “The LGBTQ community and our allies in states across the South and heartland will be the deciding votes of this election. If our community and our allies bring our power to the polls, we will see a landslide of equality at a critically important time in our community’s, and our nation’s, history.”  

GLAAD’s recently released ‘State of LGBTQ Voters’ poll found that LGBTQ voters are highly motivated and prepared to vote. GLAAD’s poll, with Pathfinder Opinion Research, found that found that 76% of likely LGBTQ voters favour Biden over Trump, who received 17%. 88% of respondents report being registered to vote and 81% of likely LGBTQ voters are more motivated to vote in 2020 than in recent elections.

Exit poll data from the 2018 midterm election estimated 6% of the electorate was LGBTQ and, of that 6 percent, 82 percent supported pro-equality candidates. An October 2020 GLAAD poll showed 88% of LGBTQ Americans report being registered to vote and 81% of likely LGBTQ voters are more motivated to vote in 2020 than in recent elections. According to a GLAAD op-ed, “razor-thin victories in key swing states resulted in Donald Trump becoming president, despite losing the popular vote in 2016. He carried Michigan — with its critical 16 electoral college votes — by a margin of just 10,704 voters. Activating a dormant 15 percent of the approximately 87,000 LGBTQ voters could have flipped the state. In Pennsylvania, Trump received the state’s 20 electoral votes by a margin of just 44,292 votes out of nearly 5.9 million cast. There are approximately 190,557 unregistered and/or nonvoting LGBTQ people there — meaning, activating an additional 25 percent would have changed the outcome. Similar scenarios played out in Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina.”

We’re Here. We’re Queer. #WeVote. With Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, Eureka O’Hara.

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