• 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.)

    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.


    Royal Presenting Sponsorship $2,500 (only one available)

    • Opportunity to open event with welcome remarks
    • Option to place literature in goody bags
    • 8" x 10" photo with the Queens
    • One reserved table (8 seats) plus 4 additional tickets
    • Name on website
    • Name on signage at event

    Divine Sponsorship $1000

    • One reserved table (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 and 4 tickets
    • 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!


    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.

    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 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!


    Divine Sponsors

    The Richardson Family

    Remedy Medical Dispensary

    Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensary

    The Office of Human Rights, Howard County

    Human Rights Commission

    Fabulous Sponsors

    The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care

    Be proud. Be healthy.

    Rainbow Sponsors

    HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

    Where Creativity Runs Wild

    Conscious Corner

    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

    Queen Sponsors


    FreeState Justice

    Judy and Ed Gaver

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