Uh-oh met the great tobacco team over at U of Nebraska Medical Center and boy have they upped the game! Little did I know they already have an LGBT outreach person working on tobacco control, the great Ariss Rogel Mendoza. And our old friend Antonia Correa has been running a great Latinas Tabaco y Cancer group. And some of the Latina group were major drivers in organizing last weekend’s… no, I’m not lying… Smokeless Diva Drag Pageant. Wow! How many other states have community level LGBT tobacco control activities now? And the stories from it were great, the winner’s father died of lung cancer, so she went all out, even making dresses incorporating bits & pieces of tobacco marketing materials.
So if they’re already running tobacco control drag pageants here in Nebraska, my only question is… how in the world do I help move them forward?