March 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm EDT | by Staff reports
U.S. military base hosts drag show
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, gay news, Washington Blade

Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. (Photo by Sonata; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

TOKYO – A nightclub at a U.S. Air Force base in Okinawa on March 1 hosted a fundraiser for a newly formed chapter of OutServe-SLDN.

Stars and Stripes reported six service members of various sexual orientations dressed in drag and sang songs from Whitney Houston and others at the Rocker NCO Club at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. The newspaper reported they may have been the first U.S. service personnel to “take to the stage and perform as drag queens on a military installation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops.”

Stars and Stripes reported the OutServe-SLDN chapter sold 400 tickets for the fundraiser.

“We didn’t think there was much of a desire for an event like this on the island, but it has actually blown up,” Navy Lt. Marissa Greene, co-chapter leader of Outserve Okinawa, told the newspaper.

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