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|East Point Possums drag extravaganza|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|June 25, 2010 00:00|
The East Point Possums Show, the first event in Atlanta’s Stonewall Week, raised just over $10,000 for Atlanta Pride and the Atlanta Health Initiative at its 13th annual fundraiser on June 19.
Some 28 acts took the stage and wowed a crowd estimated at more than 1,500. From drag queens to drag kings and songs from Ke$ha to Lady Gaga, the annual show was a hit for the LGBT crowd as well as the straight people who come each year to enjoy the antics and fun of one of the largest drag shows in the Southeast.
The show is already planning for next year and sponsors are already on board, says Rick Westbrook, also known as Shenita Lott, a founding member of the East Point Possums.
The Possums are unlike any other drag show, he says.
“You have straight families with their kids sitting on the hillside, kids tipping drag queens,” he says. “It really is off the hook.”
Check out our video of performance highlights below or click here to view our photo gallery from the event:
Top photo: Alexandria Martin performs at the 13th annual East Point Possums drag show (by Dyana Bagby)
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