Drag show returns to help fund housing for people living with HIV/AIDS

ByCharNae Brown & Sir Lex Kennedy KABC logo
Friday, September 29, 2023
Kay Sedia
Oscar Quintero, a.k.a. Kay Sedia, tells us why he donates his time and talent to host the annual "Best in Drag Show."

This year's "Best in Drag Show" returns to the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, October 1.

"Best in Drag Show" is a beauty pageant parody in which six contestants compete in drag in all the customary beauty pageant categories: evening gown, question and answer, talent and swimsuit.

Liam Riley a.k.a. Bambi, shares his love for Best in Drag Show and drag performance.

The event benefits the Alliance for Housing & Healing, an organization dedicated to preventing homelessness and hunger for men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles County.

The evening will feature over-the-top costumes, hilarious comedy and inventive talent performances.

The beauty pageant parody takes the stage on Oct. 1 at the Orpheum Theatre with proceeds benefiting Alliance for Housing and Healing.

Hosted by Patrick Rush and Kay Sedia, the show is produced by a team of volunteers who donate their time to support the Alliance for Housing & Healing.

Best in Drag Show began in 1989 as the "Battle for the Tiara," a small, annual party and AIDS fundraising event created by Alexis Pittman.

Filled with outlandish characters, over-the-top performances, elaborate costumes and celebrity judges, "Best in Drag Show" embodies the ideals of humor, love, and dedication, continuing the work started all those years ago in a small West Hollywood apartment.

For more information, visit bestindragshow.com.