As a part of our continuing commitment to LGBTQ youth in San Francisco, the Queens of the Castro are proud to announce the availability of several $500 scholarships that will directly benefit college-bound high school seniors. For more information, visit this link.
While the holidays can be a drag, they can also support drag. Do your dollar bills dance for you onstage after you drop them in a red bucket? Do they create an environment of acceptance and tolerance in a place that needs it the most? Probably not. That’s why the Queens of the Castro decided that while money is nice, your old pair of heels are even better. Why? Because every pair of heels, in any condition or size, goes right back to local high school GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs. And what do they do with your tried and true dress shoes? They put them on (along with a wig or two) and dance onstage to present their peers with a better view of the world: one with tolerance, mutual respect and understanding.
Thanks to you, our loyal supporters, our most recent show was our best ever! We raised a ton of money (we’re still counting it!) We’re still quivering in our heels from Jessica Wild’s fabulous performance.
A special thanks to our performers and crew: Bebe Sweetbriar, Persia, Lady O , Anjie Myma, Myla Baker, Megan Pixel, Mercedes & Paju Munro, Dulce De Leche, Rebeca Le Chuza, Maxine Padd, Mission High School Students & Faculty, Karen Goodthighs, Garza, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and so, so many more!
If you didn’t get a chance to donate at our show, you can still do so online here.
With your help, we’ll put an end to bullying and inequality in our classrooms and beyond!
Hello Friends, Businesses, and community!
We are a group of friends and drag queens that have dedicated ourselves to raising awareness about gender and sexual orientation in San Francisco. In particular, we work with public schools to create safe places for LGBTQ youth and communities free of bullying, intolerance and discrimination. To date, we have successfully implemented two drag shows for the entire faculty and students of Mission High School and encouraged Washington High School to do the same.
Our current endeavor involves raising enough money to provide LGQBT youth with significant scholarships to fund their post-secondary goals. On October 1, 2011, we will have a drag show open to the public with a suggested donation. In addition to a ticket to the event, donators will receive our Q card, which we hope will contain discounts from businesses like yours. You will gain advertising free of charge and increased business in exchange for special offers on food and/or merchandise.
We would greatly appreciate your support. All proceeds will go towards the Queens of the Castro fund, which will be used to provide yearly scholarships to LGBTQ youth.
Thank you for your time.
Queens of the Castro
Taica Hsu (Honda Hybrid)
Mitch Laffins (Darla Gayle)
Ben Rodriguez (Jenna Talia de la Cruz)