• 4th Annual Queens & Cocktails

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Join us for 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.)

    Check out the 2017 photos and the 2016 photos. (Provided as a donation by Brittany Dunbar Photography.)

    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

    Sponsorship Packages

    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: cvhyde@ gmail.com or 410.493.3443 to sponsor or donate.

     

    Divine Sponsorship $1000

    • Reserved table with 8 seats
    • Eight tickets to event
    • Name on website
    • Public acknowledgement at event
    • Name on signage at event

    Fabulous Sponsorship $500

    • Reserved 1/2 table with 4 seats 
    • 4 tickets to event
    • Name on website
    • Public acknowledgement at event
    • Name on signage at event

    Rainbow Sponsorship $250

    • 2 tickets to event
    • Public acknowledgement at event
    • Name on signage at event

    Sponsor a Queen $150

    • 1 ticket to event
    • Public acknowledgement at event

    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 cvhyde@gmail.com to donate.

     

    Meet the Queens!

    Bev

    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 of 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.

    Iyana Deschanel

    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 five 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 varies bars and clubs across the DMV, she is raising her children (two boys ages five and six) with her partner of six years.

    Whitney Gucci Goo

    The Baby of the Drag Queen Bunch

    Just after her 17th birthday, Whitney debuted her drag career 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. In 2018, she was voted Baltimore's Best Dancing Queen. And recently, The Washington Post likened her performance to that of a Dallas Cheerleader.

    Join us now to become a 2019 Sponsor!

     

    View our 2018 Sponsors here:

     

    Divine Sponsors

    Howard County Police

    Integrity, Pride, Community

    The Richardson Family

    In Memory of Pauline Hamilton

    Fabulous Sponsors

    The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care

    Be proud. Be healthy.

    Horse Spirit Art Gallery

    Where Creativity Runs Wild

    Rainbow Sponsors

    Allies in the Workplace

    Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

    Horizon Foundation

    Improving the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County

    A Healing Place

    Individual, group and family therapy

    Areas of specialization include children and adolescents and LGBTQ identified people

    AdNet

    Advocates for Workplace Excellence & Equality

    The Office of Human Rights, Howard County

    Human Rights Commission

    Queen Sponsors

    FreeState Justice

    Judy and Ed Gaver

     

     

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