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    Queens Battle it Out for a Tiara at Best in Drag Show 2023

    Which queen be will be crowned Best in Drag Show 2023? More will be revealed on Sunday, October 1, 2023, starting at 7 p.m. The fundraiser, benefiting Aid for AIDS, a program of Alliance for Housing and Healing, returns to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. 100% of the proceeds from this biting and hilarious spoof of beauty pageants help prevent homelessness and hunger for men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles County.

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    Six “beauties” will do whatever it takes to win the crown in this outrageous, hilarious and completely inappropriate drag pageant:

    – Miss California, Bambi
    – Miss District of Columbia, America Prays
    – Miss Florida, Fangorah Fatale
    – Miss Illinois, Cherry Pie
    – Miss Louisiana, Katrina Debris
    – Miss Washington, Patti Bu Rae (2nd year doing the show as this character)

    The show, directed by Jeffrey Drew, will feature over-the-top costumes, hilarious comedy and inventive talent performances. Patrick Rush and Kay Sedia return as hosts.

    Best in Drag Show is the long-running, one-of-a-kind drag beauty pageant extravaganza in support of Alliance for Housing and Healing, and the housing services it provides to people living with HIV/AIDS.

    Started over three decades ago, Best in Drag Show features over-the-top characters, elaborate costumes, celebrity judges, and surprises galore as the queens stage a no-holds-barred fight for the title of Miss Best in Drag Show.

    Doors open at 5:30pm with curtain at 7pm at the fabulous Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

    You don’t want to miss this one!


    Best in Drag Show fundraiser began in 1989 as Battle for the Tiara—a small annual party and AIDS fundraising event created by Alexis Pittman and a small group of friends in a West Hollywood living room. Each year it has grown in size and renown to become a not-to-be-missed event. No longer able to squeeze into a tiny living room, Best in Drag Show now attracts 2,000 people and takes place at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

    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’s sponsors include Michael Patrick King and Craig Fisse, Kraut Law Group, Microsoft, and Henkel.


    Alliance for Housing and Healing sees housing as a structural intervention against the spread of HIV/AIDS and as a platform for healthcare. Alliance is passionate about providing a broad continuum of high-quality care to those living with HIV/AIDS which 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, visit www.alliancehh.org.

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

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    Mike Pingel has written six books, Channel Surfing: Charlie’s Angels & Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy after all these years; Works of Pingel and most recently, Betty White: Rules the World. Pingel owns and runs CharliesAngels.com website and was Farrah Fawcett personal assistant. He also works as an actor and as a freelance publicist. His official website is www.mikepingel.com


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    Kiss it
    7 months ago

    How about a show called, the best in drugs?!

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