Alliance for Housing and Healing is proud to highlight Anil Patel, one of the 2021 Honorees for the Paul Andrew Starke Warrior Award. For the past 13 years, Anil has been an integral part of the annual Best in Drag Show fundraiser. Not only has Anil (in the guise of his drag persona Chanelta) been part of the show, he has also consistently sold more tickets to the event than anyone else. Each year he has worked tirelessly to ensure a sold-out theater for the event. In addition, Anil has said “yes” to every request for help, no matter what the task. Each year, he assists with stuffing envelopes to send to potential supporters. He helps raise awareness for Best in Drag Show and Alliance by doing calendar photo shoots and appearing in Pride Parades. He is a fierce and fabulous brand ambassador for the show and is its most vocal cheerleader. The impact he has had on the event, and subsequently on the Alliance clients who benefit from the funds raised, cannot be overstated. Over the years Anil has dedicated countless hours to the Best in Drag Show event, and he’s not finished yet!