Adrean Mejias takes the stagename "Tytannia Lockhart" while performing in drag. The former graduate of Mount Holyoke College began doing drag after being inspired by his local Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Mejias has been a performer at Diva's Nightclub for years, and due to its upcoming closure this month, he is stirred that the community is losing such an inclusive and happening place to be.
"It does kind of suck that we're losing our home, so to speak," said Mejias. "I've been going there since I was 18, with two of my best friends. I'm really going to miss it."
Performing in drag is not just a hobby for Mejias, it is a passion and a craft.
"Being a theater student, I get really into dissecting the characters and who they are," said Mejias. "I find it really interesting to do. It's more than just a boy dressing up like a girl. It's who we are."