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    Best in Drag Show to Celebrate 30 Years with Re-Imagined Drive-In Experience at The Rose Bowl

    Annual Best in Drag Show fundraiser benefiting Aid for AIDS, a program of Alliance for Housing and Healing, is celebrating 30 years of outrageous beauty pageantry. 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards efforts to prevent homelessness and hunger for men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles County.

    The show must go on. Celebrity judges will crown the last queen standing at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Sunday, October 18th.

    This year’s Best In Drag Show has been re-imagined during the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be able to watch six gorgeous gals compete for the crown from the safety of their own vehicles, via a a drive-in experience. The show is directed and produced by Jeffrey Drew. Contestants this year include: Antonio Ford-Martinez, Danny Godoy, Julian Guerrero, Kevin Hawkins, Peter Korth and Drew Schwierman.

    Best in Drag 2019 – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
    Best in Drag 2019 – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

    Patrick Rush and Kay Sedia return to host and they’ve invited a slew of their celebrity guests and judges. Celebrity judges announced to date are – Kathy Kinney (The Drew Carey Show) Lana Parrilla (Once Upon A Time)Thomas John (Seatbelt Psychic), Alaska (Winner, Season 2 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) William (Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Contestant) Katya Zamo (Top 20 of All Drag Race Superstars).

    Gates open at 6pm and Showtime is 7pm at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103

    For Best in Drag Show tickets and more information, please visit www.bestindragshow.org.

    Best in Drag 2019 – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

    Created in 1989 by Alexis Pittman and a small group of friends in his West Hollywood living room, the Best in Drag Show, then called Battle for the Tiara, came to fruition. The first event raised $400 collected from 20 people, and the show was subsequently moved to larger venues due to its increasing popularity. The current version of the show has run since 2003 and has raised over $6 million to support the work of Alliance for Housing and Healing’s flagship program, Aid for AIDS. The show is produced by an army of extraordinarily talented volunteers and staff from Alliance for Housing and Healing. This year sponsors to date include Michael Patrick King and Craig Fisse, Bank of America, Gilead Sciences, Barbara Jacobs Events, , Kraut Law Group.

    Alliance for Housing and Healing sees housing as a structural intervention against the spread of HIV/AIDS and as a platform for healthcare, and are passionate about providing a broad continuum of high-quality care to those living with HIV/AIDS that reinforces residential stability. Whether a group residence with 24/7 care for those who are too ill to live on their own, safe subsidized apartments for individuals and families with a second diagnosis, or emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for those who are facing eviction and homelessness, Alliance for Housing and Healing is dedicated to improving outcomes for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. For more information: www.alliancehh.org.

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