26 drag queens including Cheddar Gorgeous, Courtney Act, Peaches Christ, and Blu Hydrangea came together to raise money for older people isolated during the coronavirus crisis. The queens united to sing Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again” as part of a fundraiser for Age UK.
Pink News reports: The cover version began as a way to reconnect with other drag queen friends during lockdown. They’d been chatting online with Courtney Act, who’s currently in LA, about covering Vera Lynn for fun. Two days later, the other queen, Queen Elizabeth, made a rare address to the nation, ending her speech with the words “We will meet again”.
“I was like, that’s a sign,” Cheddar says.
It soon clicked that the video could do more than just give a group of drag queens something to do.
“Obviously the song has such a resonance for older people, and I’ve been working a little bit at the moment with LGBT+ elders so they were in the forefront of my mind.
“So it was actually just a really nice thing that could come from a group of us wanting to reconnect with one another.”
Watch the video below.