Sasha Velour

On September 10th, QDEP Attended Rose Gowns which was a night of Drag Performance at NYU’S Skirball Center. Earlier in the week was Ru Paul’s Drag Con which was a weekend full of panels, performances & meet & greets. Sasha Velour Graciously donated all the ticket sales from her raffle & Peppermint donated her booking fee for the evening.

Both donations went towards our Rainbow 16 Campaign & General Fund for QDEP.

Rose Pins which are continued to be sold by Sasha Velour are being donated 1 Dollar from each sale to QDEP’s sustaining work.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with the House of Velour & appreciate all the support that Sasha has given us.



Act Now: Oppose Trump’s New Heath Care Bill

Trump’s new health care bill, AHCA, was pushed back until after the July 4th recess. This is really important because it means there is still time to contact your senators and express why you oppose this new bill (use the link below). This health care bill is extremely problematic as it will leave millions of people uninsured who rely on governmental subsidization like Medicaid. The people affected will disproportionately be from the black and immigrant community which will further demonstrate systemic and structural racism engrained in all american institutions. Furthermore, the new bill makes it so being a woman is a pre-existing condition. More specifically, the bill does not have any coverage for abortions, screenings, contraception, and access to Planned Parenthood, putting millions of women at risk. QDEP urges you to act now because health is an innate human right!