On Thursday, June 24th, over 100 VNSNY staff, friends, and family made their way down to La Mama Experimental Theatre Club on East 4th Street for a drag pageant like no other— honoring the superhero staff of VNSNY who rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the hard work and dedication they demonstrate every day in their unwavering support of all New Yorkers, including the city’s 780,000 LGBTQ+ residents.
Emceed by renowned drag queen Jasmine Rice LaBeija, the pageant contestants faced off in Swimwear, Talent, Gown, and Q+A categories, before audience members voted for the overall winner— with drag queen Pissi Myles taking home the winning tiara!
Below are some of the many photos submitted by VNSNY staff in attendance that night. Videos from the pageant are coming soon! We hope you had a great time, and once again, HAPPY PRIDE!