RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen arrived in Mount Rushmore’s state last year to tape their HBO Max show We’re Here.

The episode featured the queens getting to know a group of LGBTQ+ Watertown residents and their allies and culminated in a well-attended (and partially protested) drag show.Fred Deutsch, a Republican state representative from Watertown, called the drag performance “highly sexualized” and “not to be shown to our children,” echoing the sentiment of some who picketed the event.

But it wasn’t drag or any other manifestation of LGBTQ+ culture that drove a nonbinary teen to suicide there in 2019. It was loneliness.