Best in Drag Show 2017

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm

What a great night! With your generous contributions, we raised over $550,000 to help provide homes and services to people in Los Angeles struggling with poverty and HIV/AIDS.

Congratulations to our winner Miss New York Anita Tony (Joshua Skidmore) and the rest of this year’s contestants: Miss Washington Rachel Profiling (Chuck Jones), Miss Texas Dawn Renae Glamzi (Peter Korth), Miss Florida Lexi Pro (Antonio Martinez-Ford), Miss Louisiana Joan Crawfish (Ricardo Ferrise), and Miss Pennsylvania Soanna Quilt (Joey Gyondla).

The show was opened by long-time Best in Drag supporter Kathy Griffin who performed her comedy routine to the roar and laughter of the crowd. Host Patrick Rush steered the ship and this year we were joined by celebrity judges:

  • Selma Blair
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Maggie Q
  • Holland Taylor
  • Leslie Grossman
  • Dot Marie Jones
  • Marc Cherry



Our record-breaking total would not be possible without this year’s sponsors. Sponsorship support was provided by:

  • Dr. Mark Honzel
  • Klean Treatment Centers
  • Craig Fisse and Michael Patrick King
  • The Orpheum Theatre
  • Kraut Law Group
  • Barbara Jacobs
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Skechers
  • LA Care
  • Kiloby Center for Recovery
  • Environmental Design Studios
  • David Geffen Foundation
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
  • Wells Fargo
  • J. Ben Bourgeois Productions
  • Wimmer Associates
  • City National Bank
  • David Flores

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If you weren’t able to attend this year, you can still support the event and Alliance for Housing and Healing by purchasing a 2018 Pin-Up Calendar or donating.

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