LuSter Singleton (He/They)
Lead Advisory Member
Luster is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and is proud to be from ‘Y-bridge river country.’ Luster is fascinated by the intersections of ‘isms’ and how it informs/instructs positive perceptions of “faith” and gender in our daily lives.
Luster is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s and Bachelors of Arts degree in Women’s Studies. He is a former coordinator of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services and director of Ethnic Student Services at OSU, as well a 14 year veteran coordinator of the Pride Family and Teen Area for Stonewall Columbus’ yearly Pride Festival.
He has a 30-year reputation as an accomplished gender performer best known for their gender bending portrayals of the sassy Lustivious Dela Virgion and the savvy Luster Dela V. He is the co-founder and visionary of 1990’s nationally and internationally acclaimed drag king troupe, H.I.S. KINGS and IDKE (The International Drag King Extravaganza), featured in several documentary films, and toured with theater productions.
for better care for people of color who are transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.