6th Annual Drag Queen World Series Benefits Life Group LA
This Saturday, May 6 the defending champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence return to Glendale Sports Complex to defend their title from The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the 6th Annual Drag Queen World Series in a fun-filled, comedic and antic full game!
The Nation Anthem will be sung by recording artist, Irene Soderberg. This year's food truck time is being made available by Babys Badass Burgers.
The 7th Inning Stretch this year will showcase a comic performance by Margot Evans. Evans has been touring the USA as one of the "Rebels of Comedy."
This years colorful commentary will be by two Chico's Angels', Chita Parol (the smart one) and Frieda Laye (the "Friendly" one)! These two heavenly creatures are part of Chico's Angels, a trio of beautiful and comedic Latina drag queens who make up Chico's Angels: Kay Sedia, Chita Parol & Frieda Laye, who work for pennies for their unseen boss, Chico! Think a Latino drag queen/Three Stooges version of the '70s series, "Charlie's Angels."
Defending Champions: The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Our mission is to make people happy, stamp out guilt brought on by a judgmental society, and help various organizations and charities, etc. Our goal is to embrace our gay and diverse selves and each other as we are today, as we were born, and as we are meant to be. Our goal is to share kindness, love and laughter with those we have met, those we meet today, and those we will meet tomorrow as a source of personal empowerment and pride. If we can do this while raising money for charity and being our natural fabulous selves, then there is room for YOU to be as fabulous as you are and as you were meant to be.
We believe in freedom of expression, teamwork, effort, and diversity. We are a family, committed to social activism, social service, and spiritual development. The Order strives to strengthen its community through drag activism, by raising much-needed funds for community charities, and by bringing about a better understanding of gay spirituality. The Sisters also work to unite the various factions of the Southern California lesbian and gay community and raise drag awareness among individuals, businesses, and organizations that are often ignorant or even hostile to members of the drag population.
For more information, visit www.lasisters.org
Challengers: The West Hollywood Cheerleaders
The West Hollywood Cheerleaders, founded in 1986, are a vibrant and enthusiastic organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing social stereotypes and ending the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. In 1998 the group was given an official commendation from the City of West Hollywood as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill and Friendship." Our public performances and grassroots support of other HIV/AIDS based charities like The Life Group LA, APLA, AIDS Walk LA, AIDS LifeCycle, AIDS Service Center, AIDS Assistance Program, Aid for AIDS and Christopher Street West has strengthened our role in the community as we continue the fight against HIV and stigma. Every dollar donated to the West Hollywood Cheerleader's CHEER FOR LIFE FUND will be used to educate, empower and amplify HIV/AIDS awareness in our LGBT community.
The West Hollywood Cheerleaders are committed to making a difference in our community. Our mission is to offer support to organizations that provide education and services to people facing life-threatening challenges, including HIV/AIDS. The West Hollywood Cheerleaders offer this support through our CHEER FOR LIFE FUND. When you see our "Spirit Buckets" please donate to help organizations continue to provide HIV/AIDS services in the LGBT community.
For more information, visit www.wehocheer.org
All money raised at the event will go to the Life Group LA, a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment, and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well-being.
Drag Queen World Series raises awareness of the fact that the AIDS pandemic is not over and help erase the stigma, and is also an opportunity to raise financial support for The Life Group LA. The group's main goal is to continue providing education and emotional support to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Life Group LA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit was founded in 2005 and provides free of charge, much-needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.
Safety, respect, and confidentiality are the cornerstones of Life Group LA's philosophy. It is accomplished by providing trained support group facilitators for emotional support groups and POZ Life Weekend Seminars. These facilitators have been trained in the art of active listening and conduct themselves with empathy and compassion.
In a time when the HIV epidemic has surpassed its 32nd year, and new HIV infections continue to occur on a daily basis, now more than ever we must continue the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
Life Group LA's 5th Annual: "Drag Queen World Series" will be held on Saturday May 6, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Ln Glendale, CA 91208. Tickets cost $15 pre-sale; $20 at door and are on sale now at http://www.dragqueenworldseries.com
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.dragqueenworldseries.com or www.TheLifeGroupLA.org