Last year International Drag Day picked up some media attention from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the UK
This was great and totally unexpected…
Las Vegas got on-board last year thanks to the wonderful support of Where’s My Lesbian and The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. They organised a huge show which raised money for charity. Fun and inspiring. Here is an interview with Karen Plowden from KNPR. They are doing it again this year.
Also from Australia guidetogay.com become our very first partner and helped the day spread around Oz. They covered a night at Sydney top gay club the Stonewall Hotel as well as branding on their website and an interview with International Drag Day founder Adam Stewart. They also covered the 2010 event at the same venue where they look to break the world record for the most drag queens in one photo. This had some coverage in Queerty.
Brazil got involved thanks to Hadassa McCarey, by staging a series of drag shows which the winners went through to the final to compete for Drag Superstar.
Finally in the UK there was a LGBT magazine published, called “Gladrag Magazine” Which feature a second interview and feature on International Drag Day. The event itself was also nominated for an award in the Midlands Zone Readers Awards, held in Birmingham in 2010.
As well as this there were many faceboookers, tweeters and bloggers wishing everyone “Happy International Drag Day!”
Continue your support!
We’re are hoping this keeps up and that the day this year will gain even more media coverage and allow the day to become a staple day of celebration in calendars all around the world.
So please make sure you give shout outs to International Drag Day 2011 – on your blogs, twitters, facebooks or any form of media you wish, this will allow the day to get into circulation.
Those who do, let us know and we will give you a shout out!