A Washington state school district awarded a middle school’s LGBT group $2,000 for their idea to host a drag show for students aged 10-14.
Whatcom Middle School’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club won the “Think BIG competition”. Students were awarded funds for coming up with the best way to spend Bellingham Public School Foundation’s cash in 250 words of less.
The drag show reportedly beat out plans to build storm gardens, buying serapes for graduating seniors, and a fund to assist students who needed transportation to school.
The winning pitch, titled the ‘Drop-Dead Gorgeous Drag Show”, read:
If GSA received a fund, and was able to use that fund to spread the queer word, we know it would help awareness with bullying and homophobia, and why it isn’t ok. It would also help people know that there is a GSA, and that it is a safe space for queers and allies all around. We want to make the world a safer space for queers, and all other peers.
A spokesperson for the school district told The Daily Caller that its judges refused to comment.