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Courtney Act and Calum Scott to perform at National Student Pride

Courtney Act and Calum Scott to perform at National Student Pride

Left to right: Ollie Locke, Courtney Act and Calum Scott | Photos: Instagram

Courtney Act will be performing at National Student Pride this year.

Fresh from schooling the nation on being beyond the binary on Celebrity Big Brother – the pride today announces Shane Jenek, in his drag persona, will host their Blind Dates parody.

And the RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni could pick you to join them onstage. You can now apply to be the ‘blind date’ in the parody.

Confirmed already as contestants students could win a ‘Queer Date’ with is:

  • Queer Britain Documentary host Riyadh Kalif,
  • Trans activist Charlie Craggs
  • Made In Chelsea’s Ollie Locke
  • Laura Lu, LGBTI YouTuber

Gay singer Calum Scott is also going to perform his single Dancing On My Own as part of the spectacle.

The light-hearted section of the event will otherwise focus on highlighting LGBT+ youth homelessness.

Other themes of the event on February 10 are on bisexuality, body confidence and being non-binary.

National Student Pride spokesperson Darren Mew says: ‘I ‘can’t even contain my excitement that Courtney will be joining us at National Student Pride this year.’

Mew who wrote an opinion piece for Gay Star News praising Cortney last week added:

‘Not only just out of the Big Brother house, but she’s also an amazing voice when it comes to gender issues. As a genderqueer member of the committee, it’s a topic I’m so pleased we’re covering with our #BeyondTheBinary panel. That is in collaboration with non-binary activists Fox and Owl’s My Genderation.’

How to meet Courtney and win a date with one of the celebs

Students are now being invited to take part in the TV parody that Courtney Act will host.

Involved in picking the ‘blind dates’ who apply – she will offer the lucky winners the glamorous selection of LGBT+ celebrities and beautiful activists, to be their date.

Following on from Charlie Hides judging last year’s talent show and Alaska judging 2016’s Lip Sync Battle, this year National Stident Pride is calling their parody ‘Queer Dates.’

You’ll be able to watch as ‘Gay and a Non Gay’ podcast host James Barr introduces Shane Jenek in the persona of Courtney Act to the stage.

Barr tells GSN:

‘Courtney has been beyond amazing in CBB. I’ve loved watching her educate the boys, now I get to meet her in real life I’m so excited I might need extra strong tape for my tuck.’

Then, the hot mess this part of the event usually is, will ensue with full throttle.

Depending on who the students pick, they will be whisked away to a French-bistro inspired treat in a ‘Queer Dates hideaway.’

We hear on the grapevine that both Courtney Act and Calum Scott will perform too…

You can apply here. 

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