Guys as Dolls
'The Best Little Drag Show in Texas' Mint Julep party rocks H-Town with spirited fundraiser
Honey, the eyelashes were a mile long, the boobs as buoyant as volleyballs and the fun as big as all of Texas at the 14th annual Mint Julep drag show benefiting Legacy Community Health.
Themed "The Best Little Drag Show in Texas," the event enjoyed references to the popular Best Little Whorehouse in Texas musical beginning with co-emcee Ginger Grant doing her best Dolly Parton lip sync.
South Beach Nightclub rocked Sunday afternoon with the spirited fundraiser that brought in $60,000 in support of Legacy's HIV/AIDS programs and services. Much of the money came in the form of tips for the entertainers. The endless parade of audience members approaching the stage to deliver their dollar bills looked like nothing less than the line for communion in a neighborhood church.
April Ayers, George Burch, Bryan Hlavinka, and Jani Lopez chaired the event that for all of its raucous humor went sedately serious with the musical tribute to the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy as well as to the lives of Prince and David Bowie.
The Legacy team was out in full force including CEO Katy Caldwell and chief development officer Chree Boydston.
Joining the zany afternoon were presenting sponsor Ryan Chuston, Mike Holloman, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Allison Thigpen, Yvonne Cormier, Tony Bravo, Richard Werner, Gary Hammett, Sande Lappin, David LaDuke, Linda Cantu, Alan Dettlaff, Vince Pryor, Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, John Pettiette, and Keith Dodd.