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PHOTOS: Drag kings and queens light up Salute in Okotoks

The Kings and Queens Drag Show performed two sold-out shows at Okotoks restaurant Salutè on Dec. 2 and 3, with more planned in the future.
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Addison Pose (also known as Tim Pomares) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2.

The Kings and Queens Drag Show performed two sold-out shows at an Okotoks restaurant on Dec. 2 and 3. 

Drag shows are a form of entertainment where performers don extravagant costumes and makeup and lip sync (or in some cases sing) to pop music. They often involve play acting and other pantomime elements in the over-the-top acts.

The medium, which was popularized by hit TV shows such as RuPaul's Drag Race, has also become a means of expression for LGBTQ2S+ pride.

According to event organizer Tom Barker, the shows at Salutè raised $3475 for Okotoks Pride, a community group in the process of becoming a not-for-profit organization. 

He said future shows are in the works.

More information about local LGBTQ2S+ topics can be found on the Okotoks Pride website or their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the Foothills Rainbow Connection website.

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Addison Pose (also known as Tim Pomares) gets ready for the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Birthday Girl (Tom Barker) prepares for the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Shane Onyou (Shannon MacPherson) puts on their beard for the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY
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Addison Pose (also known as Tim Pomares) gets ready for the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Addison Pose (also known as Tim Pomares) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Drag king Justin Syde (Marissa Johnston) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Birthday Girl (also known as Tom Barker) performs during the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY
 
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Smother Theresa (Sean Michael) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Shane Onyou (Shannon MacPherson) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 

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Addison Pose (also known as Tim Pomares) performs in the Kings and Queens Drag Show at Salute on Dec. 2. Brent Calver/OkotoksTODAY

 


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