In this episode of Here & Queer, Vidalia Anne Gentry is joined by non-binary entertainer and pioneer in the Nashville drag community, FEMNASTY777! Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast and more!

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I would love to just showcase growth that's happening here. I mean, not just the growth in the people that already are here, but the growth in the community... We were talking just before we started recording about how I mean, I've just been watching these these local queer Facebook pages and there are people moving from major metropolitan areas ... queer people moving here in droves, which I think that that's also going to play into the size of the drag community here and that's so exciting to me well, and you know, as I was going around and finding artists to be in the video, I was introduced to so many new artists that have recently moved to town or recently started in their drag journeys and you know, there's going to be more people coming but you know, coming behind them I absolutely believe that our community is going to blow up after this video comes out, you know, as more venues are open to having shows as we're able to get more shows, I just don't see anything but this place like blowing up with drag and I think that's sick. Yeah, I'm so excited about it. I mean, I was excited about it enough to start putting makeup on it for in the morning. Yeah. I was I was up at like, 3am and was so jazzed I was like, I cannot believe that I'm awake and excited. And it's like, 3am Yeah, but here we are. This is because we started filming What? We were the first time. And it was it was 8am. Yeah. And I mean, not only like not only just like the drag queens that were through that were the drag entertainers that were through that room. But the production crew that you coordinated with, just like a roomful of fabulous queer people, like, absolutely, we wanted it to be a fully queer experience. And so it was important that the production staff also be, you know, queer friendly, or allies of the community or queer themselves. 

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