Best in Drag Show


10th Annual Best in Drag Show Benefit for Aid for Aidsover $350,000 was raised for people living with HIV/AidsBest in Drag Show is an annual fundraiser to support the work of Alliance for Housing and Healing. The show is produced by a dedicated team of extraordinarily talented volunteers who give their time year after year to support our mission of providing essential housing and supportive services to people living with HIV or other challenging health conditions.

Some of the services Alliance for Housing and Healing provides are:

  • Group Homes with 24/7 care for those who are too ill with HIV/AIDS to live on their own and have no other resources
  • Permanent, subsidized apartments that are safe places for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and a second diagnosis
  • Emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for those with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction and homelessness

Best in Drag Show began as Battle for the Tiara—a small annual party and AIDS fundraising event filled with love and heart in Alexis Pittman’s 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, the event now attracts 2,000 people and takes place at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event is helmed by an amazing group of dedicated and creative people including Jeffrey Drew, Patrick Rush, Jimmy Cuomo, Joey Alfano, John Paschal, Todd Gadjusek, and Greg Butler. 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 Alexis’s living room.