Gay West 2009 at Old Tucson Studios
201 S Kinney Rd
Gates open at 6pm
www.gaywest2009.com for more info
Gay West info on Wingspan.org: http://wingspan.org/content/news_wingspa
Drag superstar Lady Bunny hops in for Gay West 2009
Lady Bunny reigned supreme in New York nightclubs long before RuPaul donned her first fake eyelash.
The dame with the sky-high wig will venture out of Manhattan and into the Sonoran Desert on Saturday for the annual Gay West event at Old Tucson Studios.
Lady Bunny is best-known as the founder and hostess of Wigstock, a big ol’ drag festival that entertained thousands of New Yorkers every Labor Day for more than 20 years.
Gay West 2009 is a fundraiser for Wingspan, Tucson’s gay and lesbian community center. The dusty streets will also see performances by local drag royalty, including the luscious Lucinda Holliday.
In addition to dancing and stunt shows and such, three gay-rights pioneers will be honored with Humanitarian Awards: Neil Giuliano, former mayor of Tempe and current president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz , who were profiled in the HBO documentary “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House.”
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