Party Monsters United!

What happens when infamous party throwers and drag queens The Boulet Brothers invite a legendary club kid and performance artist, Kevin Aviance to their show?

Find out TONIGHT!  If you’re in the LA area get up, get out and meet legendary queens, The Boulet Brothers as they host Kevin Aviance for their weekly show Queen Kong.  It’s a show you don’t want to miss!

For details and more information on the show, visit The Boulet Brothers’ Facebook Event page.  Be sure to Follow The Boulet Brothers and Kevin Aviance on social media for additional photos and fun at the show.

Dragged Into Music Videos?

When Mama Ru says she’s taking over, she really means she’s taking over.  She’ll bring whoever she wants with her or send her queens to the show on her behalf.  Whatever the case, RuPaul has made it known, the queens are here and they’re here to stay!

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Coco Montrese, Alyssa Edwards, Roxxxy Andrews, Phi Phi O’Hara, Ginger Minj, Katya Zamolodchikova, Detox, Tatianna, Alaska Thunderfvck

Unforgettable queens sported some of the most unforgettable looks of the Video Music Awards past.  Only thing missing was “Party” girl, Adore.  Who may have missed the show for her tour stop in Manchester over the weekend.

Who was your favorite All Stars 2 remake?

 

Drag Heals

glitterhighheelRecently, Drag Queens Galore received a rather long email from what seemed like a disgruntled reader.  There were sentences like, “Allow me to relate to you the horror I just went through….” and ” because of the lack of up to date accurate information of this kind.”

At first, I thought, “Oh no, what did I write wrong now?” Try as I might, there will always be someone more informed, more “in the know” than me or my sources.  But when I found out the message was about not having a drag show to go to, I thought, “The power of drag.”

The writer of the message, who we’ll call Charlotte, was frustrated from searching for a good drag show in her neighborhood.  As you know, the search engines are getting more and more spam filled and depending on which version of some of the internet…. searches, you can get more commercials than actual answers to your inquiry.  Charlotte was looking high and low, with limited available resources that you and I probably take for granted.  See Charlotte lives in Colorado, she’s got limited mobility and due to a sexual assault, she’s got a slew of other baggage that comes along with the mental damage her assailant has left her with.

So, as is for many with limited mobility, she is on an income that has to pay for healthcare on top of the average living expenses.  So she’s cut out cell phone service (no apps) and internet (she uses the public library) and doesn’t drive (she uses public transportation).  Even with all of this going on, Charlotte’s concern?  Break up the monotony of doctor visits, lawyer visits and working to see a drag show.

A drag show she couldn’t find even though the internet told her to go to a specific address to find one.  Imagine the emotional roller coaster she’s already been on followed by the sucker punch of no drag show after all she’d gone through to get to the address she thought was right.

When Charlotte told me her story, I thought to myself, ‘how much do I take for granted?’  First off, I can walk around, to say the least, search things on my phone and sit at my computer all within the confines of my home.  Everyone knows public transportation in California is a joke, so the car has become somewhat of a necessity, but I have to that access as well.  But mostly, I take for granted that I can just go to a drag show any night of the week and know I’m going to get something great.

But what is it that makes drag so important?  Why does a single show have such an impact that someone with such difficulty getting around would save up to travel such lengths to see one?

For me, I think it’s an escape.  You’re in a club/bar/lounge/festival or whatever the venue, surrounded by people, some of who have been through hell to be able to call themselves LGBT, but all who appreciate the struggle and celebration of what it means to be part of this community.  And a performer has completely transformed himself into this larger than life character who focuses on you for 5 seconds.  In that 5 seconds, you matter, not only do you matter, but you matter to the person everyone is there for!  And even if you spent your entire day being looked over, talked down to, or treated badly, this performer has made your day!

Drag Queens Galore has always stuck by the core value of being a promoter of drag.  That doesn’t mean every show is shared here, it doesn’t mean you’ll catch the scoop here.  But when the queens meet me and the first words out of their mouths are, “oh, you’re the nice one” it makes me feel like I’ve done it right.  So, that being said, appreciating drag is not the same as being a fan[atic].  There are so many styles, so many versions, so many definitions of drag that no ONE in particular is the right one.  As long as you’re bringing that feeling of, “thank goodness for this performer,” to your audience, you’ll win every time.

Charlotte is headed to a show this weekend, by the way.  So don’t worry about her, she’s going to have a great time!  As I hope you do as well.  And don’t take anything for granted, because there are so many without, be sure to take a step back and be grateful.

How did Drag change your day, night, week, month, year or even life?  What part of you did drag heal?  At the end of the day, all we need is a little more fabulous in our lives right? 

Nor-Cal Tour Of Love Final Stop!!

You only have one last chance to catch Roxxxy Andrews and her Drag Baby Axel Andrews in the Nor-Cal Tour of Love as they celebrate the lives of those lost and those who we are still lucky enough to have with us.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE DISPLACED STAFF AT ORLANDO’S PULSE NIGHTCLUB!!!

Tonight she joins our queen, Pollo Del Mar at The Cafe, San Francisco

Nor-Cal Tour Of Love Part 2

Catch the much needed Tour of Love, coming to a Northern California Gay Club near you.  You still have Saturday and Sunday to catch Roxxxy Andrews and her Drag Baby Axel Andrews as they celebrate the lives of those lost and those who we are still lucky enough to have with us.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE DISPLACED STAFF AT ORLANDO’S PULSE NIGHTCLUB!!!

Tonight, Splash, San Jose

Splash Cover Info:
9PM-Close
$10 Cover
$20 VIP Package 1: Includes Meet & Greet w/Photo, and a July 2016 VIP Club Pass

$1000 VIP Package 2: Includes Everything from VIP Package 1 Plus Hosted Bottle Service with a 

Private VIP Room for up to 20 People.
(Email them at info@splashsj.com to book this package)

100% of Door Charge & VIP Packages Donated to 
The Pulse Employee Recovery Fund
 
THEY’VE ALSO SET UP A SPECIAL PAYPAL LINK TO ACCEPT ONLINE DONATIONS FOR THIS SPECIFIC EVENT:
https://www.paypal.me/touroflove

Nor-Cal Tour Of Love

The much needed Tour of Love is coming to a Northern California Gay Club near you.  You have all weekend to catch Roxxxy Andrews and her Drag Baby Axel Andrews as they celebrate the lives of those lost and those who we are still lucky enough to have with us.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE DISPLACED STAFF AT ORLANDO’S PULSE NIGHTCLUB!!!

First stop Badlands, Sacramento tonight at 8PM!