We Had a Fabulous Time!
4th Annual Queens & Cocktails
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We had a great time at our annual fundraiser of pure, divine fun!
An evening of our signature cocktail, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drag queens!
Kahler Hall | 5440 Old Tucker Row | Columbia, MD 21044
$75 for PFLAG members | $100 General Admission
(Under 18 only with adult.)
Not a PFLAG member yet? You can join PFLAG Howard County here for as little as $20 per year.
Check out the 2018 photos. (Provided as a donation from Mary Gardella Photogarphy.)
Guests of Honor
Calvin Ball, Ed.D., Howard County Executive
Katie Fry Hester, State Senator, District 9
Clarence Lam, M.D., State Senator, District 12
Guy Guzzone, State Senator, District 13
Trent Kittlemen, State Delegate, District 9A
Warren Miller, State Delegate, District 9A
Courtney Watson, State Delegate, District 9B
Eric Ebersole, State Delegate, District 12
Jessica Feldmark, State Delegate, District 12
Terri Hill, State Delegate, District 12
Vanessa Atterbeary, State Delegate, District 13
Shane Pendergrass, State Delegate, District 13
Jennifer Terrasa, State Delegate, District 13
Liz Walsh, Howard County Council Member, District 1
Opel Jones, Howard County Council Member, District 2
Christiana Mercer Rigby, Howard County Council Member, District 3
Deb Jung, Howard County Council Member, District 4
David Yungmann, Howard County Council Member, District 5
Byron E. Macfarlane, Howard County Register of Wills
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent, Howard County Public Schools
Dr. Kevin Gilbert, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Howard County Public Schools
Lisa Myers, Chief, Howard County Police Department
Christine Uhlhorn, Chief Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
Allan Kittleman, Former Howard County Executive
Liz Bobo, Former County Executive
Lloyd Knowles, Former Howard County Council Member
Colette Roberts, co-founder and first president, PFLAG Howard County
Rev. Dr. Barbara J. Sands, Administrator, Howard County Office of Human Rights
Beverly White-Seals, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Howard County
PFLAG Howard County is a 501(c)3 organization and all sponsorships and raffle donations will be acknowledged with a receipt for your donation. Contact Catherine Hyde: email@example.com or 410.493.3443 to sponsor or donate.
Royal Presenting Sponsorship $2,500 (only one available)
Divine Sponsorship $1000
Fabulous Sponsorship $500
Rainbow Sponsorship $250
Sponsor a Queen $150
Donate to Our Raffle
We will be raffling off prizes at the end of our evening, and would welcome an item of value from your organization to include in our raffle. Items such as gift certificates, gift baskets, theater tickets, and other experiences are welcome. Contact Catherine Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate.
Meet the Queens!
Philadelphia's Premier Drag Queen
BEV is Philadelphia’s Premier Christian Drag Queen. Crowned Miss Northeast Comedy Queen 2016, she went on to place 2nd at the National Miss Comedy Queen Pageant in Orlando. She has taken Philly’s drag scene by fire with her irreverent brand of humor, camp, and class! She hosts comedy, drag, and burlesque shows and produces her own shows: Bev’s Bitchfest, See You in Hell, and Miss Boxed Wine Pageant. She is co-producer of the Annual Philly Beauty Ball, which has raised $14,000 for local LGBT charities.
Part of Baltimore's Power Couple of Drag
Iyana Deschanel is a part of a power couple taking over the Baltimore drag scene. She has been performing for more than six years and has become a staple in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She and her partner put together competitions and shows for new and upcoming talent to help them find their start and their style. When she is not entertaining and performing in various bars and clubs across the DMV, she is raising her children (two boys ages six and seven) with her partner of seven years.
Whitney Gucci Goo
Baltimore's Best Dancing Queen 2018
Whitney debuted her drag career at age 17 at one of the most renowned Drag Brunches in the area: Perry’s Drag Brunch in Adams Morgan, D.C. Today, she performs there and at various clubs across Maryland and DC. With a background in dance and gymnastics, Whitney’s performances are high energy and can border on astonishing. Recently, The Washington Post likened her performance to that of a Dallas Cheerleader.
We are deeply grateful to our 2019 Sponsors!
The Richardson Family
Remedy Medical Dispensary
Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensary
The Office of Human Rights, Howard County
Human Rights Commission
The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care
Be proud. Be healthy.
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Where Creativity Runs Wild
Roots Market | Nest | Great Sage
Allies in the Workplace
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Center for Transgender Health
Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Healing Place
Individual, group and family therapy
Areas of specialization include children and adolescents and LGBTQ identified people