Join the library for a virtual talk that gives new meaning to "click and drag"! In this special presentation for Pride Month, Dr. Veronica Bleaus will speak about the practice of Diva Worship in the LGBTQ community. Why do Divas hold such importance? How do Divas influence drag performance? And what makes their legacy so endearing and exciting?
All will be revealed, and you may even learn the secrets to becoming a Diva yourself. So touch up that face, strike a pose, and let Veronica lead the way — It's time to walk the path of utter fabulousness!
**Register today to watch the video before anyone else. Early registrants will be eligible to win one of four free prizes!**
Bio: Dr. Veronica Bleaus, a performance artist and scholar, is the creation of native Pittsburgher John Musser. Veronica has been performing in drag and collaborating with visual artists since 2005. In 2009, Veronica developed a Pittsburgh-based public performance series, Drive By Drag, with visual and performance artist Dani Lamorte, and in 2015 was featured in Sasha Velour’s Velour magazine. Since 2009 Veronica has worked with visual artist Scott Andrew to make queer fantasy worlds in video performance. And in 2019 they staged The Diva Saga: The Legend of the Worst Drag Queen at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. When not in drag, John Musser is a Visiting Lecturer in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.