The Like That program at Sunshine House in Winnipeg is taking orders all day today for its third annual taco sale, with deliveries going out over the lunch hour Thursday.
The tacos will be hand-delivered by local drag queens and drag kings to recipients’ workplaces and homes between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“I think that our queens and our kings are really stepping it up this year,” said Bobbi Hudon, the program’s volunteer co-ordinator. “This is going to be an exciting day and I think that everybody should experience this at least once in their lives,” said Bobbi Hudon, the program’s volunteer co-ordinator.
“Like, you have to have lunch delivered to you by drag entertainers at least once in your life.”
Well, yes! At LEAST once.
Every Monday and Wednesday, dozens of Like That participants can discover their gender and sexual identity in a safe and inclusive setting, in part by exploring drag and performing.
The program operates out of Sunshine House, a community drop-in center that focuses on harm reduction, population health promotion and community building.
For some of Thursday’s taco delivery volunteers, it could be one of their first public appearances in drag, Hudon said.
“A lot of them will wind up being new kings or queens or anything in between, and so this may be one of their first opportunities to go out into the community and immerse themselves with supporters of the Like That program,” he said.
“This is their way of expressing themselves internally, but it also works as outreach externally, so we’re able to create community through these new queens and these new kings.”
(Via CBC News/Manitoba)